Radon and thoron measurements in West Georgia

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J.Vaupotic,M.Bezek,N.Kapanadze, G.Melikadze,T.Makharadze,Z.Machaidze,M.Todadze


The Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia and M. Nodia Institute of Geophysics, Ivane Javakhisvili Tbilisis State University, Georgia performed joint measurements of radon (222Rn) and thoron (220Rn) at selected places in Georgia using RTM1688-2 continuous radon/thoron monitor (Sarad, Germany) and a set of alpha scintillation cells with an alpha counter (SMM, Czech Republic). Radon in indoor air was measured in indoor air at some places in Tskaltubo, in cave air in the Sataplia Cave and Prometheus Cave, and in thermal waters in Tskaltubo areas. The highest radon concentrations in the air have been found in karst caves, up to 3100 Bq m–3. In thermal waters, the highest radon concentration of 93.8 Bq dm–3 was found in thermal water in a health resort, measured from the pipe in bathroom.
Published: Apr 24, 2013

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G.Melikadze,T.Makharadze,Z.Machaidze,M.Todadze, J. (2013). Radon and thoron measurements in West Georgia. Journals of Georgian Geophysical Society, 15, 128–137. Retrieved from https://ggs.openjournals.ge/index.php/GGS/article/view/37


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