Measurement of Radon Exhalation Rate in Some Building Materials Using Nuclear Track Detectors


In this paper, forty samples of building materials collected from local market in Dakahlia Governorate, Egypt. The radon concentration in these samples were measured using solid state nuclear track detector. Solid state nuclear track detectors have become an important tool in every investigation of the radon levels in the surrounding environment. The obtained results have shown that the highest average of radon concentration in granite samples and the average value is 845.43 Bqm-3, while the lowest average value is white cement 68.42 Bqm-3. The present work is important to detect any harmful radiation in our houses that affect human and to establish a data base for building materials which, used in a local market. The obtained results show that the radon concentrations of the most samples are below the allowed limit of ICRP.

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Yousef, H. , El-Farrash, A. , Ela, A. and Merza, Q. (2015) Measurement of Radon Exhalation Rate in Some Building Materials Using Nuclear Track Detectors. World Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, 5, 141-148. doi: 10.4236/wjnst.2015.53014.

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