Estimate the types and the natural radioactivity element contents and the radiological hazard values of some sediment samples at Benghazi coast –Libya

2018 JCBPSC  
The natural radioactivity element type sand their concentrations of some sediment samples collected from Benghazi coast (Libya)were determined by used high pure germanium (HPGe) gamma-ray spectroscopy. The radioactivity contents of the radionuclides were used to calculate the radiological hazard values. The results showed that the average activity concentrations of 238 U, 232 Th and 40 K were 11.03, 4.185 and 27.94 Bq/kg respectively. The external radiation hazard values were ranged between
more » ... ranged between (0.039 -0.137 Bq/kg). The recorded values which obtained in the this study for the sediment samples under investigation were less than the recommended of safe values and permissible limits which given by UNSCEAR. that make up the soil, where the uranium meets in the volcanic acid, while its concentration in the igneous rocks depends on the abundance of some compounds such as silicates 10 .
doi:10.24214/jcbps.c.8.3.29195 fatcat:mq6hmfe3rnat7luymsp5gi3gly