Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Review Article Volume 8 Issue 3

Use of Radioactive Tracers and Nucleonic Gauges to Solve Problems Related to Sediment Transport in Inga I and II Dams’ Channels and the Origin of Stagnant Water in Some Dam’s Plots Faced by the INGA Site

O Kawende Kalonda1, R Nkulu Kashale1, J Kapiamba WA Mbambabo2, LP Kaja Mukinay3 and D Kabeya Ngalamulume3*

1National Electricity Company (SNEL), B.P.500 Kinshasa/Gombe, Democratic Republic of Congo
2Ministry of Energy, Boulevard du 30 Juin no 5963 Kinshasa/Gombe, Democratic Republic of Congo
3Laboratory for Non-Destructive Control and Applications of Radioisotopes in Industry (General Atomic Energy Commission/Regional Center for Nuclear Studies of Kinshasa (CGEA/CREN-K), B.P.868 Kinshasa XI, Democratic Republic of Congo.

*Corresponding Author: D Kabeya Ngalamulume, Laboratory for Non-Destructive Control and Applications of Radioisotopes in Industry (General Atomic Energy Commission/Regional Center for Nuclear Studies of Kinshasa (CGEA/CREN-K), B.P.868 Kinshasa XI, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Received: February 12, 2024; Published: February 28, 2024


The site of INGA offers the opportunity to construct a series of connected dams capable to produce 45.050 MW. To date, only two connected dams have been constructed namely Inga I and II. Inga III project is still in progress. This paper presents the challenge of sediment transport in channels of intakes water for turning turbines and stagnant water of unknown origin in some dam’s plots faced by INGA site. The NDT on concrete, radiotracers and nucleonic gauges or X rays density gauges are among methods particularly used to solve some problems posed by the above challenge for the maintenance of the two connected dams. Specifically, the paper is reporting, by giving some collected data respectively produced by the DR Congo General Atomic Energy Commission through the CREN-K (Centre Régional d’Etudes Nucléaires de Kinshasa), Kinshasa University and the Congolese Company of Electricity (SNEL), the fruitful partnership between SNEL and CREN-K for the period going from 1986 up to 2022.

 Keywords: Sediment Transport; Stagnant Water; Radiotracers; Nucleonic Gauges; Geological Structures


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Citation: D Kabeya Ngalamulume., et al. “The Neonates' Body Length and Body Weight in Two Different Periods of Time”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 8.3 (2024): 140-148.


Copyright: © 2024 D Kabeya Ngalamulume., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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