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  • Measurements and applications of radon in South African aquifer and river waters 

    Abdalla, Siddig Abdalla Talha (University of the Western Cape, 2009)
    In the natural decay series of 238U an inert radioactive gas, 222Rn (radon) is formed in the decay of 226Ra. Because radon is relatively soluble in water, it migrates from places of its generation in rocks and soils to ...
  • Modeling of the dispersion of radionuclides around a nuclear power station 

    Dinoko, Tshepo Samuel (University of the Western Cape, 2009)
    Nuclear reactors release small amounts of radioactivity during their normal operations. The most common method of calculating the dose to the public that results from such releases uses Gaussian Plume models. We are ...
  • Monte carlo simulations of complex germanium escape suppression spectrometers with MCNPX a case study 

    Esau, Andrew John (University of the Western Cape, 2009)
    Gamma ray spectroscopy has provided enormous amounts of information on the behaviour and structure of atomic nuclei [SHA88, BEA92, EBE08]. Most of the major discoveries in experimental nuclear physics over the last five ...
  • Radiometric characterisation of vineyard soils, Western Cape, South Africa 

    Mlwilo, Nolasco Anton (University of the Western Cape, 2010)
    This study is aimed at investigating the feasibility of using the radiometric technique as an alternative to traditional methods for determining soil physico-chemical parameters which are important for terroir characterization. ...
  • Radon escape from water 

    Mvelase, Mashinga Johannes (University of the Western Cape, 2010)
    This thesis aims to measure the rate of radon loss from water in a systematic way. The dependence on surface area, temperature and concentration will be investigated. The experiments were done at UWC by creating radon using ...