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Uranium Concentration levels assessment in Soils and Leafy Plants at several Areas in Baghdad using CR-39 Track Detector

Suha Abbas Ibrahim
Minstry of education of Karkh, Iraq.
Ali T. Aljanabi
Ministry of higher Education, Baghdad, Iraq.
Ruaa M. Ali
Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, Al-Iraqia University, Baghdad, Iraq.


Petroselinum crispum, Eruca sativa, Apium, Lepidium, and Allium porrum leaves were collected from various locations (Al Kadhimiya and Al Abasyasites, North of Baghdad City, Middle of Iraq) for this study. The concentrations of uranium and transfer factors (T.F.) in the soil and leaves were measured. Twelve soil samples were examined for uranium concentration using a technique based on Solid State Nuclear Track Detectors (SSNTDs) CR-39. Uranium concentrations ranged from 5–43 ppm in the plant samples, and the transfer factor was calculated for them (0.28–0.64). All results are within the acceptable range and less than the permitted limits of United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR).

Keywords: Solid State Nuclear Track Detector, Transfer factor, Uranium concentrations. ,


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