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Radon escape from water
(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 ...
Measurements and applications of radon in South African aquifer and river waters
(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 ...
Modelling and measurement of radon diffusion through soil for application on mine tailings dam
(University of the Western Cape, 2004)
Radon has been identified as an important factor that could result in a health hazard by studies all around the world. The health risks can be minimised by preventive measures where radon is highly concentrated as in some ...
Characterisation of natural radioactivity in Karoo Basin groundwater prior to shale gas exploration
(University of the Western Cape, 2017)
The prospect of unconventional shale-gas development in the Karoo Basin (South Africa) has created the need to obtain baseline data on natural radioactivity in Karoo groundwaters. The Karoo Basin groundwater radiological ...
Radon exhalation of building materials
(University of the Western Cape, 2018)
Public concern about all radiation and radon exhalation from building materials has been highlighted recently. The purpose of this study is to address this public concern and to investigate the contribution of building ...