Study on Distribution of Elemental Concentration with a Different Depth of River Sediment using Neutron Activation Analysis

중성자 방사화 분석을 이용한 하천 침전물의 깊이에 따른 원소의 함량분포 연구

  • Received : 2002.07.26
  • Accepted : 2003.05.02
  • Published : 2003.06.25


The river sediments were collected from 4 points of Seoknam river, one point of Miho river and one point of the joining area of two rivers. For preparation of sample, three sediment samples were collected for the surface, middle and lower part of the sediment at each sampling point. The elemental concentrations were analyzed by neutron activation analysis using HANARO research reactor at Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, and the concentrations of 30 elements were determined by the relative method using standard reference material of NIST. As a result of analysis, it was found that when the examination and prediction of contamination distribution about the site where the contamination site of river is connected to the lower river is done, the specific gravity of elements which is contained in the sediment and the speed of a current of river should be considered and also found that when the samples for concentration analysis in the river sediments are collected, for the establishment of regional representatives in samples, the range of sampling depth should be determined considering the specific gravity of elements and the speed of a current.


Supported by : 한국 학술 진흥 재단


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