Activity concentration of radium-226 in agricultural soils


AKYIL S., Aslani M. A. A. , GURBOGA G., AYTAŞ Ş. , ERAL M.

JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY, vol.254, no.1, pp.9-14, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 254 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1023/a:1020868809598
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.9-14

Abstract

Fourty two soil samples were collected to a depth of 20 cm from the Aegean Region of Turkey. The activity concentrations of Ra-226 in the samples were determined by a radioanalytical method. The radiochemical yield for pure Ra-226 was found to be 90.02 +/- 2.74%. The average concentration of Ra-226 was 0. 150 Bq. g(-1) and its distribution fitted a normal curve. The average absorbed dose rate was found to be 61 nGy. h(-1). The data were evaluated to explain of Ra-226 distribution in the agricultural area and compared with other results in the literature.