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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2017, Volume : 10, Issue : 8
First page : ( 2456) Last page : ( 2460)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00434.6

Using SSNTD Technique to Assess Radon Flux Density in Liquid Cleaning Materials Samples Available in Iraqi Pharmacies and Markets

Abojassim Ali Abid1,*, Bakir Hussien Abid Ali1, Zbalh Mokhalad Ali2, Al-Ruwaishidi Ban Ali1

1Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Kufa, Al-Najaf, Iraq

2Genetic engineering Department, Biotechnology College, Al-Qasim Green University, Babylon, Iraq

*Corresponding Author E-mail: ali.alhameedawi@uokufa.edu.iq

Online published on 26 March, 2018.

Abstract

In this study, thirty samples of cleaning materials (liquid) were collected from the local pharmacies and markets of Al-Najaf government to assess radium content and radon flux density (radon exhalation rate) using LR-115 Type II technique. These samples were divided into six groups according to country of origin (i.e. Iraq, Turkey, Jordon, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and other countries). The results demonstrate that, the average of radium content in six groups (Iraq, Turkey, Jordon, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and other counties) were 55.22±0.29 Bq/kg, 56.15±0.37 Bq/kg, 32.38±0.37 Bq/kg, 27.28±0.63 Bq/kg, 60.34±0.73 Bq/kg and 41.90±0.23 Bq/kg respectively. The average values of radon flux density were 9.24±0.25 μBq/m2.h, 11.00±0.31 μBq/m2.h, 6.06±0.31 μBq/m2.h, 4.55±0.59 μBq/m2.h, 11.17±0.64 μBq/m2.h and 7.33±0.20 μBq/m2.h respectively. All values of radium content and radon flux density in the study samples were found to be less than the allowed the values of 57.600 mBq/m2.h and 370 Bq/kg published by UNSCEAR and OECD.

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Keywords

Radium content, Radon exhalation rates, cleaning material and LR-115 Type II detector.

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