Ra-222 and Ra-226 in geothermal waters of Bayindir-Izmir (Turkey)


YARAR Z., TAŞKÖPRÜ C. , İÇHEDEF M. , SAÇ M. M. , Kumru M. N. , BOLCA M.

ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCES, vol.74, no.9, pp.6943-6949, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 74 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12665-015-4701-3
  • Title of Journal : ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.6943-6949

Abstract

The radioactivity levels (Rn-222 and Ra-226) and physico-chemical properties of geothermal waters from two spas of BayA +/- ndA +/- r are investigated. Radon and radium measurements were made with collector chamber method. The radon concentrations range from 3.0 to 13.3 Bq/l, whereas the radium varies from 0.35 to 1.71 Bq/l. It has been observed that radon levels increase in winter and decrease in summer. The Rn-222/Ra-226 ratio was found to range from 4.91 to 30.53. Physico-chemical properties of water samples were also analysed. Water samples have considerably stable total dissolved solids values, slight acidity, low electrical conductivity, and temperature (42-48 A degrees C).