Varsity-BARC Sign MoU for Research on Radon

MANGALORE: Mangalore University and Bhabha Atomic Research Center recently signed a MoU for conducting a collaborative research study on ‘220Rn adsorption in charcoal and vegetable oils for 220Rn mitigation application in off-gas stream’. Under this MoU, collaborative research programmes will be carried to develop charcoal and oil based radon and thoron absorbers for their mitigation from gaseous effluents.

The study would help to identify more effective materials for the purpose of fluid based radon and thoron mitigation, a press release from H M Somashekarappa, head, University Science Instrumentation Centre (USIC) and centre-in-charge, Centre for Application of Radioisotopes and Radiation Technology, Mangalore University here stated.

The development of simple and inexpensive devices for continuous removal of radon and thoron from air will find immense application in workplaces, uranium and thorium processing facilities.

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