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Radon in houses - identification of sources and pathways of transfer; Le radon dans les habitations - identification des sources et des voies de transfert

Conference:

Abstract

The Institut de Protection et de Surete Nucleaire (IPSN) is studying the remedial actions to reduce high concentration of radon in houses. The first step to know how to modify houses is to identify radon sources and pathways of transfer to upper floors. A pilot study in Brittany was designed to develop a simple method of diagnosis. This investigation was based on indoor and outdoor measurements of {sup 222}Rn activity concentration in the air and {sup 222}Rn area exhalation rate from the soils and walls, measurements of the potential alpha energy concentration of {sup 222}Rn daughters and the ventilation rate. The structural characteristics of houses and the influence of the life style of the inhabitants were examined. Analysis of the results showed that a limited number of parameters can be selected for use in a rapid radon diagnosis. (author).
Authors:
Robe, M C; Rannou, A; Le Bronec, J; [1]  Tymen, G [2] 
  1. CEA Centre d`Etudes de Fontenay-aux-Roses, 92 (France). Dept. de Protection de l`Environnement et des Installations
  2. Faculte des Sciences, 29 - Brest (France)
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1992
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
CEA-CONF-11496; CONF-9205305-
Reference Number:
SCA: 560101; 440101; PA: AIX-25:002774; EDB-94:015362; ERA-19:005372; NTS-94:014142; SN: 93001120308
Resource Relation:
Conference: Worldwide achievement in public and occupational health protection against radiation (IRPA 8),Montreal (Canada),17-23 May 1992; Other Information: PBD: 1992
Subject:
61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; RADON 222; HOUSES; AIR; RADIATION DETECTION; RADIATION MONITORING; RADIATION PROTECTION; RADIOACTIVITY; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; SOILS; 560101; 440101; DOSIMETRY AND MONITORING; GENERAL DETECTORS OR MONITORS AND RADIOMETRIC INSTRUMENTS
OSTI ID:
10111296
Research Organizations:
CEA Centre d`Etudes de Fontenay-aux-Roses, 92 (France). Dept. de Protection de l`Environnement et des Installations
Country of Origin:
France
Language:
French
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE94609003; TRN: FR9303754002774
Availability:
OSTI; NTIS (US Sales Only); INIS
Submitting Site:
FRN
Size:
4 p.
Announcement Date:
Jun 30, 2005

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Citation Formats

Robe, M C, Rannou, A, Le Bronec, J, and Tymen, G. Radon in houses - identification of sources and pathways of transfer; Le radon dans les habitations - identification des sources et des voies de transfert. France: N. p., 1992. Web.
Robe, M C, Rannou, A, Le Bronec, J, & Tymen, G. Radon in houses - identification of sources and pathways of transfer; Le radon dans les habitations - identification des sources et des voies de transfert. France.
Robe, M C, Rannou, A, Le Bronec, J, and Tymen, G. 1992. "Radon in houses - identification of sources and pathways of transfer; Le radon dans les habitations - identification des sources et des voies de transfert." France.
@misc{etde_10111296,
title = {Radon in houses - identification of sources and pathways of transfer; Le radon dans les habitations - identification des sources et des voies de transfert}
author = {Robe, M C, Rannou, A, Le Bronec, J, and Tymen, G}
abstractNote = {The Institut de Protection et de Surete Nucleaire (IPSN) is studying the remedial actions to reduce high concentration of radon in houses. The first step to know how to modify houses is to identify radon sources and pathways of transfer to upper floors. A pilot study in Brittany was designed to develop a simple method of diagnosis. This investigation was based on indoor and outdoor measurements of {sup 222}Rn activity concentration in the air and {sup 222}Rn area exhalation rate from the soils and walls, measurements of the potential alpha energy concentration of {sup 222}Rn daughters and the ventilation rate. The structural characteristics of houses and the influence of the life style of the inhabitants were examined. Analysis of the results showed that a limited number of parameters can be selected for use in a rapid radon diagnosis. (author).}
place = {France}
year = {1992}
month = {Dec}
}