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Isotope and radiation technology applications for industrial and social benefit

 

The industrial and societal applications of Isotopes and Radiation Technology  include water resources development, management and environmental control; development of new technologies using sealed sources and radiotracers for NDT, process optimization and troubleshooting of industrial systems; Hot Cell operations for fabricating  kilocurie level Co-60 sources for use in various types of irradiators, hospitals and other applications; and use of gamma and electron beam radiations for developing new products with improved/specific properties


Rejuvenation of drying springs in Gaucher area, Uttarakhand

With this technique, 17 springs have been recharged with increased flow rates from 3 to 9 times. About 5,000 villagers gets 24 hours water throughout the year
Similar investigations are underway at 2 locations in Mizoram, 4 in  Sikkim, 2 in Himachal Pradesh and 4 in  Uttarakhand
A isotope hydrology laboratory at has been setup at Dehradun with assistance of BARC and BRNS  to train local people to multiply this technology in the country  

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drying springs
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drying springs
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Recharged springs
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New springs

Left to Right : drying springs, recharge structure and spring discharges after the construction of recharge structures

 

Identification of groundwater sanctuaries at Anjangaon village, Amaravati District, Maharashtra

Isotope hydrological investigation demarcated an area about 10 km south of Chinchona hill range as groundwater sanctuary. The borehole (60m deep) drilled at the identified area is yielding ~30,000 L/h and is a perennial source of good quality water which is being supplied to 5-6 villages for drinking and irrigation. Similar studies are being carried out at Buldhana, Sudhaghad, Guhaghar and Tara village, Raighad, Maharashtra.

 

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Before the intervention of Isotope technology
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Before the intervention of Isotope technology
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Before the intervention of Isotope technology
 

Before the intervention of Isotope technology

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>After the intervention of Isotope  technology
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>After the intervention of Isotope  technology
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>After the intervention of Isotope  technology
 

After the intervention of Isotope technology


Groundwater recharge investigation from irrigation tanks at Nalgonda district, Andhra Pradesh and Madurai, Tamilnadu

Assessment of the efficacy of tanks in recharging the downstream wells. Demarcating the command area of the tanks

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drying springs
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drying springs

View of a downstream well near the tanks at Madurai

Rejuvenated tank at Gundrampalli village, Nalgonda district, A.P.

 

Assessment of groundwater recharge using isotope hydrology techniques for Ranchi urban area

At the request of Central Ground Water Board, Patna a collaborative project has been initiated to study interaction between the surface water bodies and the groundwater system.

 

Application of isotope techniques in aquifer mapping at a model project site at Patna in Bihar State

At the request of Central Ground Water Board, Patna a collaborative project has been initiated to identify the recharge source and mechanism of deeper aquifer system.

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