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Man-Made and Natural Radioactivity in Environmental Pollution and Radiochronology : Environmental Pollution - Richard Tykva

Man-Made and Natural Radioactivity in Environmental Pollution and Radiochronology

Environmental Pollution

By: Richard Tykva (Editor), Dieter Berg (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st January 2004
ISBN: 9781402018602
Number Of Pages: 416

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The basic goal of this book is to examine the complex state of radioactivity in the environment, including its sources and applications. In principle, there are two sources of environmental radioactivity, namely man-made and natural. The authors of this book set out to analyze mainly empirical aspects of the activities of both groups. On one hand, a detailed analysis of the sources releasing radionuclides into the environment by human activities should, while describing environmental pollution and its dangers, contribute to its decrease in the future. On the other hand, the analyses of natural radionuclides, as well as their influences and use in different fields, serve to complete an evaluation of the present state of environmental radioactivity. All auxiliary parts (e.g., principles of radionuclide analyses) are included to the extent necessary for understanding the basic themes. The many recent examples contained in the book will be useful in studying various problems of radioactivity in the present environment, and can help, not only in preparing, carrying out and evaluating outdoor and laboratory experiments, but also in protection of the environment and human health through a

Basic terms of radioactivity
Development of our knowledge
Characterization of radionuclides
Activity expressions
Radionuclides in the environment
Naturally occurring radionuclides in the environment
Artificially produced radionuclides
Behaviour of radioactive substances in the environment
Radionuclides released into the environment
Contamination of the environment by naturally occurring radionuclides
Contamination by artificially produced radionuclides
Application of environmental radionuclides in radiochronology
General concept of the radiochronology
Radiocarbon and tritium dating in science and technology
Other radionuclides dating methods
K - Ar and Ar - Ar dating methods
Rb - Sr dating method
Sm - Nd method
U - Th - Pb dating
Re - Os dating method
Lu - Hf dating method
Radionuclide analyses
Activity measurements
Analytical techniques in radiogenic dating
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ISBN: 9781402018602
ISBN-10: 1402018606
Series: Environmental Pollution
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 31st January 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.89