Keywords : Cement


Determination of Uranium Concentration in Some Types of Cement Used in Nineveh Governorate Using CR-39 Detector

S. Y. Hassan

Kirkuk University Journal-Scientific Studies, 2013, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 1-8
DOI: 10.32894/kujss.2013.87981

This study has been carried out on six samples of local and imported cement to determine concentrations of Rn-222 and U-238. The study showed that the minimum concentration of both Rn-222 and U-238 was in the cement of Hamam- AL Aleel with 17.9kBq.m-3( 15.93 Bq.kg-1 ) and 1.29 ppm respectively, while the maximum concentration was in the Turkish cement with 60.3kBq.m-3 ( 53.6 Bq.kg-1 ) and 4.342 ppm respectively. The obtained results were within the range of the allowed values and have no influence on the health and environment.