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Volume 8 Issue 2
February-2021
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIR2102105

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892-902

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DETERMINATION OF RADON-222 CONCENTRATION IN SOME SELECTED DRINKING WATER SOURCES AT GEIDAM TOWN, GEIDAM LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF YOBE STATE, NIGERIA.

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2349-5162

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"DETERMINATION OF RADON-222 CONCENTRATION IN SOME SELECTED DRINKING WATER SOURCES AT GEIDAM TOWN, GEIDAM LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF YOBE STATE, NIGERIA.", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.8, Issue 2, page no.892-902, February-2021, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2102105.pdf

Abstract

Exposure human to high doses of radon-222 through ingestion in water or inhalation as gas can lead to stomach or lung cancer. In this research, the concentrations of Radon-222 (222Rn) were investigated from eleven (11) water samples collected at different locations within Geidam town, Geidam Local Government Area of Yobe state, using liquid vacuum degasification process and RD-35 device. From the results obtained, the minimum value of radon concentration is found in the main borehole of Low-Cost near Friday mosques to be 0.57 pCi/L, while the maximum value measured which was related to a water tank in the general hospital quarters recoded 1.89 pCi/L. The overall average radon concentration for all water samples is found to be (0.99 ± 0.14) pCi/L. According to the achieved results, the radon concentration from all the water samples was lower than the maximum allowable concentration set by EPA and WHO guidelines.

Key Words

Radon-222, Natural Radioactive Sources, Effective Dose, Drinking Water

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"DETERMINATION OF RADON-222 CONCENTRATION IN SOME SELECTED DRINKING WATER SOURCES AT GEIDAM TOWN, GEIDAM LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF YOBE STATE, NIGERIA.", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.8, Issue 2, page no. pp892-902, February-2021, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2102105.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR2102105
Registration ID: 305699
Published In: Volume 8 | Issue 2 | Year February-2021
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Page No: 892-902
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"DETERMINATION OF RADON-222 CONCENTRATION IN SOME SELECTED DRINKING WATER SOURCES AT GEIDAM TOWN, GEIDAM LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF YOBE STATE, NIGERIA.", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.8, Issue 2, page no. pp892-902, February-2021, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2102105.pdf




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