Determination of uranium in plants frolic high background area by instrumental neutron activation analysis


Yaprak G. , CAM N. F. , YENER G.

JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY, vol.238, pp.167-173, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 238
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf02385375
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.167-173

Abstract

One of the most important problems related to the high background area is that of environmental contamination. Therefore a number of local plants from Kasar in Koprubasi as referred to high background area, West Anatolia, were investigated for their uranium contents as well, as for other elements by using instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA). All of the plants except wheat samples contained levels above 0.6 ppm U which is the average background concentration of uranium in the ashed samples of living plant material. Beside the uranium, the concentrations of the other trace elements such as Ce, Ba, Cr, La, Sc, Rb, Fe, Zn Zr, Eu, Co, Cs, Br, As, Na K, in the plant ashes were also determined.