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STUDIES ON TERRESTRIAL GAMMA – RADIATION AND POLONIUM- 210 ACTIVITIES IN AND AROUND COSTAL UTTARKANNADA.

 

A MINOR RESEARCH PROJECT REPORT

 

SUBMITTED TO

THE UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION

SOUTH WESTERN REGIONAL OFFICE ,BANGALORE

 

THROUGH

THE PRINCIPAL

M.P.E SOCIETY’S S.D.M DEGREE COLLEGE AND P.G STUDIES HONAVAR

 

BY

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR:

Mr. SURESH.S   M.Sc. M.PHIL

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS

M.P.E SOCIETY’S S.D.M DEGREE COLLEGE AND P.G STUDIES HONAVAR

UTTARA KANNADA DISTRICT, KARNATAKA,INDIA

CO- INVESTIGATOR:

DR. SHIVAPRAKASH M. C.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR & HOD OF PHYSICS,

CHANNABASAVESHWARA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY,

N.H.206, (BH ROAD), GUBBI, TUMKUR-572 216, KARNATAKA

 

 

JANUARY 2017

  

 

DECLARATION

 

I hereby declare that this Minor Research Project Report “STUDIES ON TERRESTRIAL GAMMA – RADIATION AND POLONIUM- 210 ACTIVITIES IN AND AROUND COSTAL UTTARKANNADA”Submitted to U.G.C.is an outcome of my research work carried out during the period between 2012 and 2014. To the best of my knowledge and belief the information included in this report is true and correct.

 

Place :Honavar

Date: 16-01-2017 Mr. Suresh S.

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

 

The Minor Research Project report entitled “STUDIES ON TERRESTRIAL GAMMA – RADIATION AND POLONIUM- 210 ACTIVITIES IN AND AROUND COSTAL UTTARKANNADA”is submitted to the University Grants Commission, SWRO Bangalore.I express my deep sense of gratitude to Dr. Gopukumar, Secretary,UGC SWRO,Bangalore for extending financial help in the preparation of this project report.

I thank most sincerely Dr.M.PKarki, President MPE Society and The Principal, S. D. M. Degree College, Honavarfor permitting and encouraging me to prepare the project report. My thanks are also due to my departmental colleagues and members of office staff of our college for their help and co-operation.

I am also thankful to Dr. Shivaprakash M. C., HOD Physics, Channabasaveshwara Institute of Technology, Tumkur for his contribution to complete this project. I cannot forget the help of my wife Smt.Kusuma and my Daughters Kumari Prerana & Charana for their support & encouragement.

 Mr. Suresh S.

 

 

 

CONTENTS

 

Chapter Particulars Page No.
I Introduction 01 – 10
II Review of Literature 11 – 16
III Study Area Uttara Kannada District 17 – 20
IV Nuclear Instrumentation 21 – 25
V Methodology 26 – 32
Conclusion & Scope for Future Study 33
Photographs 34 – 36
Reference 37 – 41

 

  

LIST OF TABLES

 

Table No.

Particulars

Page No.
1 Origin of 210po from the uranium series 5
2 Natural exposure levels in high background areas.

 

6
3 Estimated Annual Exposure of Man to Natural Sources of Radiation

 

6
4. Singly occurring radio nuclides of terrestrial origin 7
5 Gamma absorbed dose recorded in some places of Karnataka and its comparison with all India and World average.

 

8
6 Technical Specifications Of Survey Meter 22
7 Ambient Gamma Exposure Level In The Study Area 29

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