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Rn-222 in the water distribution system of Tucson, Arizona

Kalin, R.M. and Smith, B.D. and Long, A. (1996) Rn-222 in the water distribution system of Tucson, Arizona. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 32 (3). pp. 629-635. ISSN 1093-474X

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Abstract

A study of Rn-222 concentrations in the water distribution system of Tucson, Arizona, revealed levels of 60 to 1260 pCi/L in domestic waters. These measurements are comparable to levels of between 80 and 1400 pCi/l for Rn-222 found in ground water samples in the North-Central Tucson basin (Kalin et al., 1994). Estimated loss of Rn-222 due to radioactive decay during travel from the well head to the home ranges from 8 to 50 percent.

Item type: Article
ID code: 31952
Keywords: radon, water quality, ground water hydrology, public water supply, Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General), Ecology, Water Science and Technology, Earth-Surface Processes
Subjects: Technology > Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 14:50
Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 09:48
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/31952

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