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Main Title Testing of Indoor Radon Reduction Techniques in Central Ohio Houses: Phase 2 (Winter 1988-1989).
Author Findlay, W. O. ; Robertson, A. ; Scott, A. G. ;
CORP Author Acres International Corp., Amherst, NY.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher May 90
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA-68-02-4262; EPA/600/8-90/050;
Stock Number PB90-222704
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Radon ; Houses ; Ventilation ; Basements ; Concentration(Composition) ; Radioactive contaminants ; Pressurizing ; Pressure reduction ; Indoor air pollution ; Radiation monitoring ; Dayton(Ohio) ; Sub-slab ventilation systems
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-222704 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 299p
The report gives results of tests of developmental indoor radon reduction techniques in nine slab-on-grade and four crawl-space houses near Dayton, Ohio. The slab-on-grade tests indicated that, when there is a good layer of aggregate under the slab, the sub-slab ventilation (SSV) mitigation technique, with only one or two suction pipes, can generally reduce indoor concentrations below 2 pCi/L (86 to 99% reduction). These reductions can be achieved even when: there are forced-air supply ducts under the slab; the slab is large (up to 2600 sq ft); and the foundation walls are hollow block. Operating the SSV system in suction always gave greater reductions than did operating in pressure. The crawl-space tests demonstrated that depressurizing under a plastic liner over the crawl-space floor was able to reduce living-area radon concentrations below 2 pCi/L (81 to 96% reduction). The performance of such sub-liner depressurization gave better reductions than did crawl-space ventilation (blowing air into, or out of, the crawl space). Completely covering the crawl-space floor with plastic sheeting was not always necessary to get adequate performance.