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Measurements of Radon Gas Concentration in Soil

Published on August 2015 by Navpreet Kaur, Amrit Singh, Manpreet Kaur, A S Dhaliwal
International Conference on Advancements in Engineering and Technology
Foundation of Computer Science USA
ICAET2015 - Number 7
August 2015
Authors: Navpreet Kaur, Amrit Singh, Manpreet Kaur, A S Dhaliwal
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Navpreet Kaur, Amrit Singh, Manpreet Kaur, A S Dhaliwal . Measurements of Radon Gas Concentration in Soil. International Conference on Advancements in Engineering and Technology. ICAET2015, 7 (August 2015), 19-21.

@article{
author = { Navpreet Kaur, Amrit Singh, Manpreet Kaur, A S Dhaliwal },
title = { Measurements of Radon Gas Concentration in Soil },
journal = { International Conference on Advancements in Engineering and Technology },
issue_date = { August 2015 },
volume = { ICAET2015 },
number = { 7 },
month = { August },
year = { 2015 },
issn = 0975-8887,
pages = { 19-21 },
numpages = 3,
url = { /proceedings/icaet2015/number7/22254-4099/ },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
}
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%A Amrit Singh
%A Manpreet Kaur
%A A S Dhaliwal
%T Measurements of Radon Gas Concentration in Soil
%J International Conference on Advancements in Engineering and Technology
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%V ICAET2015
%N 7
%P 19-21
%D 2015
%I International Journal of Computer Applications
Abstract

Radon and their decay products are the main contributors of total inhalation dose in the living environment. Concentration of radon soil gas is about thousand times higher as compared to environment. Thus, it is necessary to measure radon soil gas. Soil gas 222Rn (radon) concentrations were measured at 5 locations in Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology (SLIET), Longowal, by using RAD7 (Durridge Company Inc. , USA). Measurements were carried out at sampling depths of 30, 40 and 50 cm. The average concentrations for 30 and 40 cm varied from 298 Bqm-3 to 528 Bqm-3 and 1390 Bqm-3 to 3327 Bqm-3 for 222Rn respectively. At 50 cm 222Rn average concentrations ranged from 9685 Bqm-3 to 52958 Bqm-3. At the location point 5 has the maximum Radon concentration for all the three depths compared with other locations. The high radon soil gas in any area leads to the chance of having lung cancer.

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Computer Science
Information Sciences

Keywords

Radon Rad7 Soil Probe