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Main Title Guidance for Research House Studies of the Florida Radon Research Program. Volume 2. Model-Backed Experimental Protocol for Determining Radon Resistance of Buildings.
Author Reddy, T. A. ; Gadsby, K. J. ; Cavallo, A. ;
CORP Author Princeton Univ., NJ. Center for Energy and Environmental Studies.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher Sep 92
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA-R-817013; EPA/600/R-92/191B;
Stock Number PB93-100915
Additional Subjects Radon ; Houses ; Indoor air pollution ; Mathematical models ; Radiation monitoring ; Guidelines ; Path of pollutants ; Experimental design ; Environmental transport ; Construction ; Computerized simulation ; Construction ; Air flow ; Building codes ; Ventilation ; Air pollution control ; Case studies ; Florida Radon Research Program ; Protocols ; Princeton(New Jersey)
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NTIS  PB93-100915 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 59p
One of the main objectives guiding future research in the framework of the Florida Radon Research Program (FRRP) and of the Radon Mitigation Branch of U.S. EPA, is the need toensure the availability of technically defensible and cost effective building standards for radon protection. The document describes the preliminary methodology of a study initiated in order to develop a model-backed experimental protocol capable of: (1) identifying and then quantifying the relative importance of different radon entry pathways into a house and of the movement of radon inside the house, and (2) evaluating the effectiveness of certain radon resistant measures which may include changes in house construction as well as the manner in which certain equipment is operated. The rationale of the particular approach as opposed to using mathematical computer codes is also discussed. The macroscopic model is described at length, while the development of the corresponding experimental protocol will be a future research project. The validity of the approach will be evaluated shortly with respect to data from a research house in the Princeton, New Jersey area.