9-13 July 2012
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
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<sup>222</sup>Rn activity measurements in water samples in the Montagu area, Western Cape, South Africa using the RAD 7 alpha spectrometer detector

12 Jul 2012, 17:30
IT Building

IT Building

Poster Presentation Track B - Nuclear, Particle and Radiation Physics Poster Session


Mr Ryno Ryno (Univsersity of Stellenbosch)

Abstract content <br> &nbsp; (Max 300 words)

222Rn is an inert radioactive gas that is generated by the decay of 226Ra (which forms part of the 238U series of natural radionuclides). Knowledge of activity concentrations of 222Rn in hot spring waters is of interest since it can provide new insight into the hydrogeology of the spring area and because it allows one to make estimates of the ionizing radiation dose to workers and public residing in these areas.

It is well known that 222Rn has a significant contribution to the background radiation dosage. It is thus of importance to develop and optimize 222Rn detectors for a large array of sample types. The RAD 7 will be used as an alpha-spectrometer to verify the decay constant of 222Rn using split 222Rn-rich water samples (from a borehole) which are measured over a period of days.

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Main supervisor (name and email)<br>and his / her institution

Prof R Newman, rtnewman@sun.ac.za

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Primary author

Mr Ryno Ryno (Univsersity of Stellenbosch)


Dr Peane Peane (iThemba Labs) Prof. Richard Richard (Univsersity of Stellenbosch)

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