Environmental Natural Radioactivity Concentrations of Tekirdağ

Kam E., Yıldız Yarar Y.

The Third Eurasian Conference on Nuclear Science and its Application, Toskent, Uzbekistan, 5 - 08 October 2004, pp.170

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Toskent
  • Country: Uzbekistan
  • Page Numbers: pp.170
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


[en] Full text: In this study, the environmental natural radioactivity concentrations of Tekirdag, a city in the region of Marmara in Turkey, have been measured. Gamma spectrometric analysis of the soil samples collected from 40 points of Tekirdag was performed by using an HPGe detector and the radionuclide concentrations of the decay products of 238U and 232Th series, 40K and 137Cs were determined. Gross alpha and gross beta activities of the water samples taken from municipal supplies, springs, wells and fountains were performed by using the Berthold, LB770-PC 10, a gas-flow proportional counter. Gamma exposure dose rates were measured by using an Eberline Smart Portable scintillation detector and the annual effective dose equivalents caused by exposure gamma dose rates were calculated