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Title: Long term performance of radon mitigation systems

Abstract

Researchers installed radon mitigation systems in 12 houses in Spokane, Washington and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho during the heating season 1985--1986 and continued to monitor indoor radon quarterly and annually for ten years. The mitigation systems included active sub-slab ventilation, basement over-pressurization, and crawlspace isolation and ventilation. The occupants reported various operational problems with these early mitigation systems. The long-term radon measurements were essential to track the effectiveness of the mitigation systems over time. All 12 homes were visited during the second year of the study, while a second set 5 homes was visited during the fifth year to determine the cause(s) of increased radon in the homes. During these visits, the mitigation systems were inspected and measurements of system performance were made. Maintenance and modifications were performed to improve system performance in these homes.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Office of Building Technology, State and Community Programs. Office of Building Research and Standards (US)
OSTI Identifier:
795372
Report Number(s):
LBNL-50041
R&D Project: 575402; TRN: US0201319
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Indoor Air 2002, Monterey, CA (US), 06/30/2002--07/05/2002; Other Information: PBD: 1 Mar 2002
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; AIR INFILTRATION; BASEMENTS; MAINTENANCE; MITIGATION; RADIATION MONITORS; OCCUPANTS; PERFORMANCE; RADON; VENTILATION; WASHINGTON; IDAHO

Citation Formats

Prill, R., and Fisk, W.J.. Long term performance of radon mitigation systems. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Prill, R., & Fisk, W.J.. Long term performance of radon mitigation systems. United States.
Prill, R., and Fisk, W.J.. Fri . "Long term performance of radon mitigation systems". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/795372.
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abstractNote = {Researchers installed radon mitigation systems in 12 houses in Spokane, Washington and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho during the heating season 1985--1986 and continued to monitor indoor radon quarterly and annually for ten years. The mitigation systems included active sub-slab ventilation, basement over-pressurization, and crawlspace isolation and ventilation. The occupants reported various operational problems with these early mitigation systems. The long-term radon measurements were essential to track the effectiveness of the mitigation systems over time. All 12 homes were visited during the second year of the study, while a second set 5 homes was visited during the fifth year to determine the cause(s) of increased radon in the homes. During these visits, the mitigation systems were inspected and measurements of system performance were made. Maintenance and modifications were performed to improve system performance in these homes.},
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