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Table 5

Comparison of 222Rn activity (kBq m−3) in water samples

Present workRegionLiterature value kBq m−3Reference
0.19–1.40 kBq m−3 Turkey 0.091 Canbazoğlu et al. (2012)  
Switzerland 10.4–38.3 Buchli & Burkart (1989)  
Egypt 0.074–2.33 Abbady et al. (1995)  
Kenya 0.8–4.7 Otwoma & Mustapha (1998)  
Cyprus 0.1–5.0 Sarrou & Pashalidis (2003)  
Kuwait 0.74 Maged (2009)  
Syria 13 Jonsson (1991)  
Bangladesh 2.04–9.38 Alam et al. (1999)  
Iran 0.21–3.89 Behtash et al. (2012)  
Kali river 0.16–1.79 Rajashekara et al. (2007)  
Sharavathi river 1.19–9.92 Rajashekara et al. (2007)  
Present workRegionLiterature value kBq m−3Reference
0.19–1.40 kBq m−3 Turkey 0.091 Canbazoğlu et al. (2012)  
Switzerland 10.4–38.3 Buchli & Burkart (1989)  
Egypt 0.074–2.33 Abbady et al. (1995)  
Kenya 0.8–4.7 Otwoma & Mustapha (1998)  
Cyprus 0.1–5.0 Sarrou & Pashalidis (2003)  
Kuwait 0.74 Maged (2009)  
Syria 13 Jonsson (1991)  
Bangladesh 2.04–9.38 Alam et al. (1999)  
Iran 0.21–3.89 Behtash et al. (2012)  
Kali river 0.16–1.79 Rajashekara et al. (2007)  
Sharavathi river 1.19–9.92 Rajashekara et al. (2007)  
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