||Intensive study of radon and remedial measures in New Jersey homes : preliminary results /
Sextro, R. ;
Harrison, J. ;
Moed, B. A. ;
Revzan, K. L. ;
Turk, B. H.
||Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA. Indoor Environment Program.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency : Office of Research and Development, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory,
||EPA/600/D-89/024; AEERL-P-499; DE-AC03-76SF00098
Performance evaluation ;
New Jersey ;
Soil analysis ;
Remedial action ;
Indoor air pollution ;
Air pollution monitoring
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||8 pages ; 28 cm
The paper discusses an intensive investigation of radon source characterization, entry mechanisms, procedures for remediation diagnosis, and mitigation system performance evaluation being conducted in occupied New Jersey homes. The aim of the investigation is to examine the influence of environmental and building factors on radon entry into homes. One home serves as a control and remains in the original state during the experiment. Radon mitigation systems are installed in the other six homes. Indoor radon levels, indoor and outdoor temperatures, windspeed and direction, pressure differentials, and soil temperature and moisture are some of the parameters being monitored continuously. Soil air permeability, soil gas radon concentrations, ventilation rates, and radon progeny are also being measured periodically. The homes will be monitored for 12 months and various mitigation systems cycled on and off weekly. The relation of the various parameters to radon entry is discussed and implications for radon mitigation diagnostics are presented.
"EPA IAG DW89931876." "Presented at Indoor Air '87, Berlin (West), 8/17/21/87." "David C. Sanchez, project officer." "EPA-600/D-89/024." Microfiche.