1. Srđan Vuković, Univerzitet u Istočnom Sarajevu, Tehnološki fakultet Zvornik,
Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2. Danijela Rajić, Tehnološki fakultet u Istočnom Sarajevu, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
3. Aleksandar Vuković, Univerzitet u Novom Sadu, Fakultet zehničkih nauka, Serbia
4. Svetlana Pelemiš, Tehnološki fakultet u Istočnom Sarajevu, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Red mud is a waste product obtained during the production of alumina from bauxite ore. Depending on the location of the mine, the concentration of natural radionuclides in the bauxite is different, and it is characterized by a diverse chemical and mineral composition. Red mud is most often deposited in special locations in the form of a highly alkaline suspension. The amount of emitted red mud is increasing every day, and its disposal is a potential environmental hazard. Tested samples were collected at the red mud lake of the company Alumina Ltd. Zvornik. The concentration activity of natural radionuclides was determined using a high-purity germanium detector (HPGe). The concentrations of 208Tl, 210Pb, 212Bi, 212Pb, 214Bi,214Pb,234Th were determined and adjusted with the concentrations given in the literature. The aim of this work is to determine the activitiy concentration of natural radionuclides in red mud and consider its use as a construction material.
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