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|Main Title||Radon diagnostics for schools /|
|Author||Leovic, Kelly W. ; Craig, A. B. ; Harris, D. B.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory,|
|Report Number||EPA/600/D-90/105; AEERL-P-667|
|Additional Subjects||Annual AWMA Conference, June 24-29 :--1990 :--Pittsburgh, PA ; Radon ; School buildings ; Measurement ; Environmental engineering ; Subgrades ; Engineering drawings ; Specifications ; Ventilation ; Field tests ; Environmental surveys ; Indoor air pollution ; Diagnostic techniques ; HVAC systems ; Stationary pollutant sources|
|Collation||12 pages ; 28 cm|
The paper discusses a systematic approach to conducting radon diagnostics in schools. It provides those with radon mitigation experience in houses with an understanding of the major differences between schools and houses and how these differences influence radon diagnostics in schools. The diagnostic procedures and measurements discussed include: a review of all radon screening and confirmatory measurements; a review of all available building specifications and drawings such as structural, mechanical, and electrical; a building investigation to assess potential radon entry routes and to confirm and supplement information cited in the building plans; an analysis of the heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system and its influence on pressure differentials and radon levels; and, most importantly for schools considering installation of a subslab depressurization system, the recommended approaches for measuring subslab pressure field extension. Radon diagnostic protocols for schools need to be more extensive than those applied in houses since schools are typically much larger than houses and often have complex structural details and HVAC systems.
Caption title. "EPA/600/D-90/105." "Kelly W. Leovic, project officer." Microfiche.