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Main Title Review of Selected State-of-the-Art Applications of Diagnostic Measurements for Radon Mitigation Planning.
Author Hubbard, L. M. ; Harrje, D. T. ; Gadsby, K. J. ; Sanchez, D. C. ; Turk, B. H. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab. ;Princeton Univ., NJ. Center for Energy and Environmental Studies. ;Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/D-87/245;
Stock Number PB88-106315
Additional Subjects Radon ; Indoor air pollution ; Houses ; State of the art ; Measurement ; Monitoring ; Gamma radiation ; Ventilation ; Air pollution control
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-106315 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 10p
Since late-1984, EPA's AEERL has supported a program to develop and demonstrate radon mitigation techniques for single-family detached dwellings. As part of the program, projects have been started directed at developing and demonstrating the use of diagnostic measurements in all phases of the radon mitigation process. Diagnostic measurements are used to assess: (1) the radon sources' strengths, variability, and locations; and, (2) radon transport to the house and its entry and distribution in the house as influenced by environmental, house characteristics, and occupancy factors. The diagnostic measurements reported include: (1) soil-gas grab sampling; (2) communication (air flow or pressure field extension) tests; (3) whole house infiltration; (4) differential pressure, (5) gamma radiation; and, (6) radon flux. The paper concludes that the above selected diagnostic measurements have been found especially useful in characterizing houses which have indoor radon problems attributable to soil-gas-borne radon which may be amenable to mitigation through the use of subslab ventilation.