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Main Title Active Soil Depressurization (ASD) Demonstration in a Large Building.
Author Williamson, A. D. ; Pyle, B. E. ; McDonough, S. E. ; Fowler, C. S. ;
CORP Author Southern Research Inst., Birmingham, AL.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Risk Management Research Lab.
Publisher Dec 96
Year Published 1996
Report Number SRI-ENV-94-849-7722.1.37; EPA-68-D20062; EPA/600/R-96/147;
Stock Number PB97-133805
Additional Subjects Radon ; Residential buildings ; Air pollution control ; Indoor air pollution ; Soil gases ; Natural radioactivity ; Air infiltration ; Air flow ; Permeability ; Air pressure ; Radioecologicl concentration ; Radionuclide migration ; Mitigation ; Design analysis ; Space HVAC systems ; Foundations(Structures) ; Soil-structure interactions ; Active soil depressurization ; Building construction ; Construction techniques
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NTIS  PB97-133805 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 123p
The report gives results of an evaluation of the feasibility of implementing radon resistant construction techniques--especially active soil depressurization (ASD)--in new large buildings in Florida. Indoor radon concentrations and radon entry were monitored in a finished building with the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system on and the ASD system off, and with the ASD systems activated in a temporary mode. Results from the study have demonstrated that, with sufficient attention to building design and construction, significant radon entry into a large building constructed on a site of high radon potential can be prevented.