It has been established that radionuclides accumulates during mining and
mineral ore processing, leaching into water bodies and thus increases naturally occuring radioactive materials (NORM) concentration levels. In this
work, theoretical and experimental methods have been used to study radionuclides transport and fate in groundwater systems at the Newmont
Akyem Goldmine in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Radiation doses from
radionuclides in groundwater have been modeled by considering advectiondiffusion equation in underground system. A mathematical model using
a numerical solution based on the finite difference method has been used
to describe the transport processes of radionuclides in the groundwater
systems under continuous distraction as a result of mining activities. A
code written in Matlab was used to compute the numerical solutions of the
advection-diffusion equations using available site specific parameters. The
results of the model predict an increasing concentration of radionuclides
of the U-Th Series and the potential radiation doses through consumption of groundwater in the study area. The solutions may prove useful
for simplified analysis of radionuclide transport in groundwater. Analytical solution was used to verify the results from the numerical model with
some experimental data obtained from gamma ray spectroscopy analysis.
For experimental verification two sampling zones were earmarked: within 5
kilometers radius and 10 kilometers radius from the mine concession.
CDR, C (2021). MODELLING RADIONUCLIDES TRANSPORT AND FATE IN GROUNDWATER SYSTEMS: A CASE STUDY OF NEWMONT AKYEM GOLDMINE IN GHANA. Afribary.com: Retrieved April 11, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/modelling-radionuclides-transport-and-fate-in-groundwater-systems-a-case-study-of-newmont-akyem-goldmine-in-ghana
Coalition, CDR. "MODELLING RADIONUCLIDES TRANSPORT AND FATE IN GROUNDWATER SYSTEMS: A CASE STUDY OF NEWMONT AKYEM GOLDMINE IN GHANA" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 02 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/modelling-radionuclides-transport-and-fate-in-groundwater-systems-a-case-study-of-newmont-akyem-goldmine-in-ghana . Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.
Coalition, CDR. "MODELLING RADIONUCLIDES TRANSPORT AND FATE IN GROUNDWATER SYSTEMS: A CASE STUDY OF NEWMONT AKYEM GOLDMINE IN GHANA". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 02 Apr. 2021. Web. 11 Apr. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/modelling-radionuclides-transport-and-fate-in-groundwater-systems-a-case-study-of-newmont-akyem-goldmine-in-ghana >.
Coalition, CDR. "MODELLING RADIONUCLIDES TRANSPORT AND FATE IN GROUNDWATER SYSTEMS: A CASE STUDY OF NEWMONT AKYEM GOLDMINE IN GHANA" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed April 11, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/modelling-radionuclides-transport-and-fate-in-groundwater-systems-a-case-study-of-newmont-akyem-goldmine-in-ghana