Research Papers/Topics in Physics

Estimation of Naturl Radioactivity Levels in Some Food Spices Commonly Used in Nigeria and Its Radiological Risks

A spice is a vegetable substance of indigenous or exotic origin, which has a hot pigment taste that could be used to enhance taste of food or add to food some necessary stimulant ingredients. Knowledge of radioactivity levels in human diet is of particular concern for the estimation of possible radiological hazards to human health. In this study, the radioactivity concentrations of 40K, 238U and 232Th in some selected natural food spices commonly used in Nigeria were determined using gamma sp...

Baseline Studies of Terrestrial Outdoor Gamma Dose Rates of Ten Selected Markets in Port Harcourt Metropolis

In-situ measurement of background ionizing radiation of 10 markets in Port Harcourt metropolis of Rivers State, Nigeria was done using radiation meters and global positioning system. Two portable handheld nuclear radiation monitors (radalert100 and digilert200) to measure exposure dose rate at the various points and a GPS (Germin GPS map 76S for exact positions. The average exposurerates ranged from 0.011 mRh-1 (Mile 1 market) to 0.017 mRh-1 (Rukpokwu international market).The exposure dose r...

Assessing the influence of weather parameters

Rain serves as one of the key components in water cycle and it comes in the form of water droplets that are condensed from atmosphere and then fall on earth surface as rainfall. It has much importance. However, excessive rainfall can cause environmental hazards. This work developed an adaptive neuro – fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) to relate certain weather parameters (temperature and relative humidity) with rainfall in order to forecast the amount of rainfall capable of causing River Yazar...