for field and laboratory monitoring of environmental radioisotopes with the updated nuclear equipment
5-7 March 2020
MONITOX interdisciplinary network, composed of: "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati (Leader Partner; Project Manager - Prof.dr.habil. Antoaneta Ene) and the partner institutions – Institute of Zoology, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova; International Hellenic University, Kavala, Greece; Institute of Geology and Seismology Chisinau, Republic of Moldova and Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development, Tulcea, Romania, organised in the period 5-7 March 2020 a joint event in the frame of the project with code eMS BSB 27, entitled “Black Sea Basin interdisciplinary cooperation network for sustainable joint monitoring of environmental toxicants migration, improved evaluation of ecological state and human health impact of harmful substances, and public exposure prevention” – MONITOX:
- working visit for field and laboratory monitoring of environmental radioisotopes with the updated nuclear equipment.
The events took place at "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati, 111 Domneasca St., Galati, Faculty of Sciences and Environment, INPOLDE reseach center, ReForm-UDJG Multidisciplinary Platform.
The main themes debated at the working visit event were grouped as follows:
I. Oral presentations:
Presentation of the nuclear equipment used in the BSB27 project
Radioactivity of building materials
Methods for determining the water radioactive content
Debating radioactivity of building materials and drinking water – case studies
II. Nuclear spectrometry laboratory visits
Laboratory measurements using updated nuclear equipment - nuclear dosimetry and alpha spectroscopy for the analysis of indoor radon & thoron radioactive gases
Training – Analysis of gamma spectra using GAMMA VISSION software of high resolution gamma ray spectrometer (ORTEC) for the analysis of radionuclides in environmental samples
Training – Interpretation of data from Thoron Scout (SARAD) device using alpha spectroscopy for the analysis of indoor radon & thoron
III. Outdoor gamma ray dosimetric measurements-University campus and Danube river banks
IV. Radon and thoron measurements using Radon Vision software - University laboratories
Discussions, results interpretation and data statistics.
The activities gathered a large number of representatives of target groups: members of the project research teams, academic staff, researchers, technicians, undergraduate students (from Environmental Science, Medicine and Pharmacy, Food Science and Engineering), PhD and master students, experts in environmental and health issues, as well as high school teachers and students (https://www.facebook.com/Monitox.project.BSB27/posts/503572256891440).