Alpha spectrometry in radiochemical analysis and its environmental applications

Bogdan Skwarzec , Alicja Boryło , Dagmara Strumińska-Parulska


Alpha spectrometry is a highly sensitive and modern measurement technique which can be used to radiochemical and radiological studies of the natural environment. In the paper were presented the results on application of alpha spectrometry in the study on determination of natural (210Po, 210Pb, 234U, 238U) and artificial (238Pu, 239+240Pu and 241Pu) alpha and beta radionuclides in environment of Poland and Baltic Sea. Amongst the radionuclides, alpha particle emitters play the most important role as they are highly radiotoxic to organisms. The concentrations of alpha radionuclides in the environmental samples of Poland were characterized based on the environmental samples collected between 1998 and 2009. Biogeochemistry of polonium, uranium and plutonium in the southern Baltic Sea ecosystem combined with the use of radioactive disequilibrium 210Po/210Pb, 234U/238U and 238Pu/239+240Pu and 241Pu/239+240Pu allowed to identify the sources of these radionuclides in natural ecosystems, as well as to determine their circulation in the environment (e. g. to assess the impact of the Chernobyl nuclear accident on the radioactive contamination of Poland).
Author Bogdan Skwarzec PAiRŚ
Bogdan Skwarzec,,
- Laboratory of Environmental Analystics and Radiochemistry
, Alicja Boryło PAiRŚ
Alicja Boryło,,
- Laboratory of Environmental Analystics and Radiochemistry
, Dagmara Strumińska-Parulska PAiRŚ
Dagmara Strumińska-Parulska,,
- Laboratory of Environmental Analystics and Radiochemistry
Journal seriesAnnales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Skłodowska, Sectio AA, Chemia, ISSN 0137-6853
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets0.8
Keywords in Englishalpha spectrometry, polonium, uranium, plutonium
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
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