Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 321, Issue 3, pp 831–839 | Cite as

The gross beta activity of surface sediment in different urban landscape areas

  • Mohamed Y. HanfiEmail author
  • Ilia V. Yarmoshenko
  • Andrian A. Seleznev
  • Michael V. Zhukovsky


Sediment samples were collected from urban zones in Ekaterinburg over the course of a year in order to analyze the gross beta activity. The bulk samples were categorized into three size groups: dust, fine sand, and coarse sand. A small amount of the obtained samples was used to develop a new method for measuring the concentration of gross-beta activity. The results show a statistically significant trend in beta-activity as the dust size of the samples increased between winter and autumn. The observed dependencies reflect geochemical processes in the formation and transportation of urban sediment.


Urban Sediment Gross beta activity Dust Fine sand Coarse sand 



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohamed Y. Hanfi
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • Ilia V. Yarmoshenko
    • 2
  • Andrian A. Seleznev
    • 2
  • Michael V. Zhukovsky
    • 2
  1. 1.Ural Federal UniversityEkaterinburgRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Industrial Ecology UB RASEkaterinburgRussia
  3. 3.Nuclear Materials AuthorityMaadiEgypt

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