Universal Journal of Geoscience Vol. 4(4), pp. 89 - 92
DOI: 10.13189/ujg.2016.040402
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Preliminary Results of Radiological Impact Studies on the Usage of Granites in Hyderabad, Telangana State, India


G. Srinivas Reddy 1, K. Vinay Kumar Reddy 2, B. Sreenivasa Reddy 2,*
1 Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad - 500075, India
2 Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad - 500075, India

ABSTRACT

Natural background gamma radiation levels were measured using a NaI crystal based survey meter in different type's granite slab environs. These levels are found to vary between 2015 µGy y-1 and 2716 µGy y-1 with an average of 2270 µGy y-1. This study establishes that usage of the granites as a flooring material in the building construction industry in the city like Hyderabad may not pose any additional radiation burden on the population.

KEYWORDS
Natural Background Gamma Radiation Levels, Granites, Hyderabad

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[1] G. Srinivas Reddy , K. Vinay Kumar Reddy , B. Sreenivasa Reddy , "Preliminary Results of Radiological Impact Studies on the Usage of Granites in Hyderabad, Telangana State, India," Universal Journal of Geoscience, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 89 - 92, 2016. DOI: 10.13189/ujg.2016.040402.

(b). APA Format:
G. Srinivas Reddy , K. Vinay Kumar Reddy , B. Sreenivasa Reddy (2016). Preliminary Results of Radiological Impact Studies on the Usage of Granites in Hyderabad, Telangana State, India. Universal Journal of Geoscience, 4(4), 89 - 92. DOI: 10.13189/ujg.2016.040402.