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Terrestrial gamma dose rate in Pahang state Malaysia

Gabdo, Hamman Tukur and Ramli, Ahmad Termizi and Mohd. Sanusi, Mohamad Syazwan and Mohammed Saleh, Muneer Aziz and Garba, Nuraddeen Nasiru (2014) Terrestrial gamma dose rate in Pahang state Malaysia. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 299 (3). pp. 1793-1798. ISSN 0236-5731

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10967-014-2928-1


Environmental terrestrial gamma radiations (TGR) were measured in Pahang state Malaysia between January and April 2013. The TGR dose rates ranged from 26 to 750 nGy h-1. The measurements were done based on geology and soil types of the area. The mean TGR dose rate was found to be 176 ± 5 nGy h-1. Few areas of relatively enhanced activity were located in Raub, Temerloh, Bentong and Rompin districts. These areas have external gamma dose rates of between 500 and 750 nGy h-1. An Isodose map of the state was produced using ArcGIS9 software version 9.3. To evaluate the radiological hazard due to terrestrial gamma dose, the annual effective dose equivalent and the mean population weighted dose rate were calculated and found to be 0.22 mSv year-1 and 168 nGy h-1 respectively.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:dose rate, mean dose rate
Subjects:Q Science
ID Code:62832
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:19 Jun 2017 08:25
Last Modified:19 Jun 2017 08:25

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