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INVESTIGATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF METHODS TO CONTROL THE LEVEL OF RADON DAUGHTERS IN INDOOR AIR

Objective


In discussing radon remedial methods, it is often claimed that simple ventilation, or just opening the windows, is superior to all other methods because of its effect on the relatively long lived radon gas. The experience of this investigation, however, indicates that it is technically not only possible but rather simple to construct an efficient radon daughter removing ionizing unit.

Even where an effective barrier technique is properly installed the settling of a house over a period of a few years may cause new entry points for radon to be formed. It is important to appreciate that where conditions are favourable for radon entry (ie high soil permeability, an underpressure across the house foundation slab, etc) even a small entry point being available will allow significant radon flux into a house.
In discussing radon remedial methods, it is often claimed that simple ventilation, or just opening the windows, is a method superior to all other methods because of its effect on the relatively long lived radon gas. The experiences of this investigation, however, indicate that it is technically not only possible but rather simple to construct an efficient radon daughter removing ionising unit.
1. STUDY OF THOSE CHARACTERISTICS OF AIRBORNE RADON DAUGHTERS WHICH HAVE A DIRECT OR INDIRECT INFLUENCE ON THE RADIOLOGICAL EFFECTIVENESS OF REMEDIAL AIR CLEANING TECHNIQUES.

EXPECTED BENEFITS

- EVALUATION OF RADIATION RISKS FROM ALL RADIATION SOURCES AND OPTIMIZATION OF RADIOPROTECTION.
- THE RADIOLOGICAL BURDEN OF MAN FROM NATURAL RADIOACTIVITY.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK
Address
Laboratory Of Applied Physics I
2800
Denmark

Participants (2)

EML NEW YORK
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN