Gibbons, D. and Kalin, R. (1997) A survey of radon-222 in ground water from the Sherwood Sandstone Aquifer: Belfast and Newtownards, Northern Ireland. Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, 17 (2). pp. 88-92.Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
A study of radon-222 in ground water in Northern Ireland has revealed a range of concentrations from 5.8Bql(-1) to 36.6Bql(-1) (158pCil(-1) to 989 pCil(-1)). Radon-222 was measured using a portable degassing system with scintillation cells and a portable radiation detector. Twenty-six samples were taken within the Sherwood Sandstone Aquifer underlying Belfast and Newtownards. County Down. All samples collected were below the National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB) suggested limit of 100Bql(-1). Several hypotheses were considered for the distribution pattern in the sandstone, the most probable being the presence of faults and lithological differences.
|Keywords:||groundwater , aquifiers, lithological differences, Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General), Water Science and Technology, Civil and Structural Engineering|
|Subjects:||Technology > Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)|
|Department:||Faculty of Engineering > Civil and Environmental Engineering|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||29 Feb 2012 15:36|
|Last modified:||04 May 2016 14:03|