Characterization and disequilibrium cases of radioelements in some Syrian hot waters

Takriti, S.; Jubeli, Y.
May 2003
Environmental Geology;May2003, Vol. 44 Issue 1, p78
Academic Journal
The radioactive and physical characteristics of Syrian hot waters were studied. The concentration of uranium, its daughters and the 234U/238U-activity ratios in the hot waters were measured by gamma and alpha ray spectroscopy. The 234U/238U-activity ratios showed that uranium in Syrian hot waters are in an equilibrium state. Some anomalous observations of these ratios were explained by former leaching of the uranium from Cretaceous phosphates by underground water. Also, the results showed that the temperature of the studied hot waters was independent of the contained radioelements. The temperature of hot waters is explained by the passing of these waters near the hot spot or by the relationship between the geological deposit of the aquifer rocks and the waters rather than the contents of the radioelements.


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