Determination of activity concentration of radon-222 by using its daughter progeny plumbum-214 and bismuth-214 and potassium-40 from Cameron Highland by using gamma spectrometry / Che Yasmin Amirudin

Amirudin, Che Yasmin (2010) Determination of activity concentration of radon-222 by using its daughter progeny plumbum-214 and bismuth-214 and potassium-40 from Cameron Highland by using gamma spectrometry / Che Yasmin Amirudin. Student Project. Faculty of Applied Sciences, Shah Alam. (Unpublished)

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This thesis present the result of investigation of the water samples from "Empangan Sultan Abu Bakar", Ringlet, Cameron Highland, Pahang. The instrument used for count this samples was low background gamma ray spectrometer. It is applied to determine the activity concentration of radon-222 in the water samples. Through this method the water samples will be count with only germanium (Ge) detector using the gamma- ray spectrometer from the radon-222 daughter nuclides plumbum-214 and bismuth-214. Water sample collected are separated into filtered and unfiltered then directly pour into Marinelli beaker and sealed and stored for at least 3 week to reach radon-222 equilibrium before counting. The radon-222 activity concentration derived from y-ray lines associated with plumbum-214 and bismuth-214 decay. However, the radon-222 activity concentration has not be measured directly but calculated from the assumption that, radon-222 is in transient equilibrium with its daughter plumbum-214 and bismuth- 214 or by other criteria. In this study, the activity concentration of radon-222 is higher at location downstream for unfiltered which is 7.00±1.31 Bq/L at wet season and location five which is 6.18±1.34 Bq/L for filtered water samples also in wet season. While the lowest activity concentration of radon-222 investigated at location one which is 2.82±1.42 Bq/L for filtered and 4.69±1.38 Bq/L unfiltered sample which are both in dry season.

Item Type: Monograph (Student Project)
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Amirudin, Che YasminUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry > Analytical chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Sciences
Item ID: 23159
Uncontrolled Keywords: gamma spectrometry
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2019 04:16
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitalan 7
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/23159

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