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Main Title Diagnostic Approaches to Better Solutions of Radon IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) Problems.
Author Harrje, D. T. ; Hubbard, L. M. ;
CORP Author Princeton Univ., NJ.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher 1988
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA-R-814014; EPA/600/D-89/003;
Stock Number PB89-173231
Additional Subjects Radon ; Residential buildings ; Meetings ; Sites ; Assessments ; Performance evaluation ; Sources ; Houses ; Concentration(Composition) ; Monitoring ; Seasonal variations ; Air quality ; Indoor air pollution ; Air pollution sampling ; Diagnostic techniques ; Environmental transport ; Soil gases
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-173231 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 12p
The paper discusses diagnostic approaches that offer improved evaluations of radon-related indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. An informed solution involves knowledge of the building, the building site, and the interaction of radon sources with the living space. The diagnostics can be viewed as having applicability in four phases of the mitigation process: (1) diagnostics which assess the radon problem; (2) premitigation diagnostics, from which a suitable mitigation approach must be chosen; (3) important diagnostics that check the performance of the radon mitigation solution; and (4) diagnostics that determine if the radon problem has been solved (that guideline values have not been exceeded over the different seasonal conditions experienced). A consensus of current knowledge on important radon diagnostic techniques and how they may be best applied are the result of a two-day Radon Diagnostics Workshop sponsored by the U.S. EPA held at Princeton University, April 13-14, 1987. The paper will summarize those findings, placing the various radon diagnostic techniques in perspective.