Fran Piñero García

Fran Piñero García
University of Granada | UGR · Department of Inorganic Chemistry

PhD

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December 2007 - July 2013
University of Granada
Position
  • Scientific Research
Description
  • Control and supervision of the Radioactivity Environmental Monitoring program (REM) in Granada, (Spain). Statistical study and research of the behaviour and detection of radionuclides in the environment.

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Publications (17)
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This research is focused on studying the preferred source regions and the pathways of the air masses with high particulate concentrations impacting on the activity concentrations of ⁷Be and ²¹⁰Pb aerosols in Granada atmosphere. For this purpose, three different source-receptor methods have been used: Cluster Analysis, Potential Source Contribution...
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This paper presents a new procedure to optimize the geometric parameters of a n-type coaxial HPGe detector. It is based on a statistical technique called “Design of Experiments” (DoE). This technique aims to identify the most influential parameters and to determine the optimal configuration. In this work, The effects of each parameter on the detect...
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The entrance of radionuclides to the human food chain together with the ingestion favour tissues deposition of radionuclides throughout the human body, which may have long-term implications for radiation doses. That affects world population, since it represents approximately 12% of the annual effective dose received for the public. This contributio...
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Consumption of bottled water is increasing year after year in Europe. Due to the local geology from where the water is extracted; bottled water could be enhanced with radionuclides. This study focuses on the activity concentrations of ²¹⁰Po, ²¹⁰Pb, ²²⁶Ra, ²²⁸Ra, ²³⁴U and ²³⁸U in bottled water available in the Swedish market, to assess the radiologi...
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This paper studies the uranium content and uranium isotopic disequilibria as a tool to identify hydrogeochemical processes from 52 groundwater samples in the province of Granada (Betic Cordillera, southeastern Spain). According to the geological complexity of the zone, three groups of samples have been considered. In Group 1 (thermal waters; longes...
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The components and the periodicity characterising airborne 7Be monthly concentration collected in Granada (SE Spain) between 2000 and 2018 are studied. These 19 years of measurements are particularly significant for the 7Be analysis as they cover the complete 24th solar cycle, 2008–2018. A Time Series Decomposition (TSD) technique has been applied...
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Since the early days, clays, plant extracts and raw materials have been used for therapeutic and beauty purposes. Nowadays, this use is widely spread, as a huge amount of companies have developed new cosmetics based on natural sources. This may lead to an accumulation of radionuclides that can be hazardous for people. Especially dangerous are radiu...
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Given the increasing use of radiopharmaceuticals in medicine, the aim of this paper is to determine radioactivity levels in the effluents of hospitals with Nuclear Medicine Departments. The radiological study of hospital discharges was carried out by gamma spectrometry, and liquid scintillation spectrometry to determine (14)C and (3)H contents. On...
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The modulation of 7Be-aerosols concentration due to solar activity during the cycle 23 is studied in the present research. For that purpose, was analyzed the differences in the long-term variation of geomagnetic and solar activity to assess the physical effects over the evolution of 7Be during the period 1996–2010. Furthermore, exploratory data ana...
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Exploratory data analysis (EDA) is applied in this research to study the behavior of radioactive aerosols present in the surface atmosphere of Granada, using (7)Be as radiotracer. The reason for this study is to reduce the large number of parameters involved in understanding their behavior, given the complexity of the atmosphere. Aerosol particles...
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Traces of (131)I, (134)Cs and (137)Cs were measured after the Fukushima nuclear accident between 23 March and 13 April 2011 in southeast Spain. The movement of the radioactive cloud toward southeast Spain was reconstructed based on the backward and forward trajectory cluster analyses. Polar maritime air masses which had originated over North Americ...
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This paper focuses on 7Be concentration in the atmospheric surface aerosols of the Spanish city of Granada, in the southern Iberian Peninsula. We analyze the effects of meteorological conditions in the geographical zone over the period 2005–2009. A prediction model is suggested to describe the behaviour of atmospheric aerosols containing 7Be. The m...

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