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A Mitigating Technique for the Treatment of Small Volumes Drinking Water from Radon Gas

DOI: 10.4236/ojbiphy.2014.41001    2,894 Downloads   5,502 Views  

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We made an evaluation of a suitable mitigation technique for the treatment of drinking water that was artificially enriched with Rn-222 in laboratory by placing a radium rich granite stone (pitchblende) in a closed container filled with tap water for several days in order to allow Rn-222 concentration to approach its highest possible level. Experiments were designed to investigate the effectiveness of removal of Rn-222 by diffused bubble aeration method at room temperature. The results showed that this method becomes more efficient at higher airto-water ratios. Better aeration depends on the length of travel of bubbles through the water depth. This method is practical and has low capital cost. The removal of Rn-222 from artificially enriched water can be practically achieved by diffused bubble aeration method to greater than 98%.

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S. Jastaniah, B. Shakhreet and H. Abbas, "A Mitigating Technique for the Treatment of Small Volumes Drinking Water from Radon Gas," Open Journal of Biophysics, Vol. 4 No. 1, 2014, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.4236/ojbiphy.2014.41001.

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