Radon concentration measurements in sludge of oil fields in North Oil Company (N.O.C.) of Iraq

  • Basim Kh. Rejah
Keywords: Radon, CR-39, Natural Radioactivity, Effective Dose, Sludge.


In this study the assessment radon concentration in sludge of Oil
Fields in North Oil Company (N.O.C.) of Iraq have been studied
using CR-39 solid–state nuclear track detector technique. A total of
34 samples selected from 12 oil stations in the company have been
placed in the dosimeters. The average radon concentration was found
to be 162.29 Bq/m3 which is fortunately lower than the standard
international limit. The potential alpha energy concentration and
annual effective dose have been calculated. A proportional
relationship between the annual effective dose and radon
concentration within the studied region has been certified.