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Main Title Radon generation and transport through concrete foundations /
Author Rogers, V. C. ; Nielson, K. K. ; Lehto, M. A. ; Holt, R. B.
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Rogers, V. C.
CORP Author Rogers and Associates Engineering Corp., Salt Lake City, UT.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.;Florida Dept. of Community Affairs, Tallahassee.
Publisher The Office,
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA/600/R-94-175; RAE-9127/10-3R2; EPA-68-DO-0097
Stock Number PB95-101218
Subjects Radon. ; Concrete--Permeability.
Additional Subjects Radon ; Concrete slabs ; Foundations ; Radionuclide migration ; Residential buildings ; Indoor air pollution ; Air pollution sources ; Building materials ; Aggregates ; Porosity ; Nuclear decay ; Radium ; Environmental decay ; Air pollution control
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NTIS  PB95-101218 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 1 volume
The report characterizes the radon generating properties of Florida concretes. The parameters measured are the radium concentrations and emanation coefficients of Florida and their constituents. The report also identifies the main properties of concrete that influence radon migration from the subsoil into dwellings. The parameters characterizing radon transport through concrete are the diffusion coefficient, the porosity, and the permeability coefficient. The report then examines the relation of the measured properties to other physical properties of the concretes. Finally, it examines the relative importance of the concrete properties, including radium concentrations, to radon entry into dwellings. The radon entry correlations are based on the laboratory data, on a simple indoor radon balance equation, and on a complete numerical analysis of combined diffusive-advective radon entry.
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