Development of measurement system for adsorption of long-lived radon decay products on the leaf surface of tobacco plants

Mária Horváth, Cagatay Ipbüker, Miklós Hegedűs, T. Kovács, Alan H. Tkaczyk

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Abstract

Our previous studies indicated the suitability of tobacco plants for biomonitoring remediated depositories, due to their 210Po and 210Pb accumulation ability. The methods and requirements of testing 210Pb uptake by leaf-surface adsorption was investigated and implemented in the construction of a controlled environment. Uranium ore (theoretical Rn concentration 638 Bqm−3) was the main source of radon and progeny. Rn concentrations were measured by RAD7, AlphaGUARD, EQF 3220, RTM 2100 and CR-39 SSNTDs (411–516 Bqm−3). Activity concentrations of the attached and unattached fractions were determined by EQF 3220. The results are indicative of good measurement setup for tracking 210Po(Pb) uptake pathways.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-400
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Volume313
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2017

Keywords

  • Po determination
  • NORM
  • Radon progeny
  • Radon-tight chamber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pollution
  • Spectroscopy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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