Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 314, Issue 2, pp 907–915 | Cite as

Concentration of radon and physicochemical parameters in ground water around Kolar Gold Fields, Karnataka State, India

  • K. Umesha Reddy
  • C. Ningappa
  • J. Sannappa
  • D. R. Rangaswamy
  • E. Srinivasa
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Abstract

Concentration of radon and physicochemical parameters present in ground water collected from 65 bore wells of 30 different locations around Kolar Gold Fields, Kolar District, India are estimated by emanometry technique and chemical analysis. Activity of radium present in rock samples of the study area using HPGe detector are presented and discussed in the manuscript. The average radon concentration in the collected water samples are ranged from 3.3 ± 0.8 to 122.9 ± 2.1 Bq l−1 with an average value of 46.9 ± 1.7 Bq l−1. Average value of activity concentration of radium is found to be 29.1 Bq kg−1.

Keywords

Ground water Radon Emanometry Physicochemical parameters 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors express their sincere thanks to Dr. M.C. Subbaramu, Retired Scientist, BARC, Mumbai for his valuable inputs in completion of manuscript, Dr. N. Karnunakara, Professor, The Centre for Advanced Research in Environmental Radioactivity (CARER), Mangala Gangothri, Mangalore University, Mangaluru, Karnataka for providing HPGe facility; Dr. Ravikumar, Principal, SJCIT and Head, Department of Civil Engineering, SJCIT, Chikkballapur, Karnataka, India for providing instrumentation to carryout chemical analysis.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Umesha Reddy
    • 1
  • C. Ningappa
    • 2
  • J. Sannappa
    • 3
  • D. R. Rangaswamy
    • 3
  • E. Srinivasa
    • 4
  1. 1.Research and Development centreBharathiar UniversityCoimbatoreIndia
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsVidya Vikas Institute of Engineering and TechnologyMysuruIndia
  3. 3.Department of Studies in PhysicsKuvempu UniversityShimogaIndia
  4. 4.Department of PhysicsIDSG Govt. CollegeChickmagalurIndia

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