Radiological risk from activity concentrations of natural radionuclides: Cumulative Hazard Index

Akozcan S., Kulahci F., Gunay O., Ozden S.

JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY, vol.327, no.1, pp.105-122, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 327 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10967-020-07474-1
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Analytical Abstracts, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, Chimica, Communication Abstracts, EMBASE, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, INSPEC, Metadex, Pollution Abstracts, Public Affairs Index, Veterinary Science Database, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.105-122
  • Keywords: Transport, Risk analysis, Cumulative hazard, Radiation hazards, Soil, SOIL SAMPLES, RADIOACTIVITY LEVELS, SPATIAL-DISTRIBUTION, RADIATION HAZARD, RIVER-BASIN, HEAVY-METAL, TH-232, K-40, RA-226, CS-137
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: No


The Cumulative Hazard Index method has been proposed for the first time to determine the low and high-risk levels of radionuclides. The significant radiological parameters and risk analyses for Ra-226, Th-232 and K-40 pollution levels control in the soil are determined through the probability distribution functions. The activity concentration of Ra-226, Th-232 and K-40 in samples were found to vary from of 16 +/- 0.6 to 62 +/- 3.2 Bq kg(-1) with an average 30 +/- 1.1 Bq kg(-1), 24 +/- 0.9 to 63 +/- 1.3 Bq kg(-1) with an average 37 +/- 1.0 Bq kg(-1) and 316 +/- 5.8 to 878 +/- 6.9 Bq kg(-1) with an average 525 +/- 6.2 Bq kg(-1), respectively.