Tamás Vigh

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In this study, short-term radon (RnDP) and thoron (TnDP) progeny measurements and dose estimation were carried out in winter and summer in a manganese mine, Hungary. Gamma-ray dose rate originating from external sources and (222)Rn and (226)Ra contents of spring-water from a mine was also measured. During working hours RnDP and TnDP concentration values(More)
Hungarian detectors modified and developed at the National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS), Japan were placed at different sites, including homes and underground workplaces in Hungary, in order to gain information on the average radon (222Rn) and thoron (220Rn) concentration levels. Measurements were carried out in dwellings in a village and a(More)
During a one-year long measurement period, radon and thoron data obtained by two different passive radon-thoron discriminative monitors were compared at subsurface workplaces in Hungary, such as mines (bauxite and manganese ore) and caves (medical and touristic). These workplaces have special environmental conditions, such as, stable and high relative(More)
In this study a comparative integrating radon (Rn) and thoron (Rn) survey executed at underground workplaces are discussed. Two types of solid state nuclear track detectors (Radopot and Raduet) were applied for survey at four sites: a manganese mine, a bauxite mine, a tourist cave and a hospital cave. Several numbers of detecting points were chosen at each(More)
One of the essential parameters influencing of the dose conversion factor is the ratio of unattached short-lived radon progeny. This may differ from the value identified for indoor conditions when considering special workplaces such as mines. Inevitably, application of the dose conversion factors used in surface workplaces considerably reduces the(More)
In the new European Basic Safety Standard (EU-BSS), a new reference level for indoor radon concentration in workplaces has recommended that the annual average activity concentration of indoor radon shall not be higher than 300Bqm-3. This paper describes the radon concentration level in an underground workplace (manganese ore mine) over long time intervals(More)
The reuse of by-products and residue streams is an important topic due to environmental and financial aspects. Manganese clay is a residue of manganese ore processing and is generated in huge amounts. This residue may contain some radionuclides with elevated concentrations. In this study, the radon emanation features and the massic exhalation rate of the(More)
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