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Main Title Radon reduction techniques for existing detached houses : technical guidance (third edition) for active soil depressurizationsystems /
Author Henschel, D. Bruce.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.
Publisher Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory, Office of Environmental Engineering and Technology Demonstration, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/625/R-93/011
Stock Number PB2000-106361
Subjects Radon mitigation--Handbooks, manuals, etc. ; Soil air--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Additional Subjects Houses ; Radon ; Air pollution control ; Indoor air pollution ; Natural radioactivity ; Soil gases ; Soil structure interaction ; Foundations(Structures) ; Ventilation systems ; Air flow ; Air infiltration ; Concrete slabs ; Depressurization ; Permeability ; Sealing materials ; Membranes ; Retrofitting
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NTIS  PB2000-106361 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Edition 3rd. ed.
Collation xxii, 8, 304 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The document is for technical guidance, addressing the design, installation, and operation of soil depressurization; i.e., on systems that use a fan to depressurize the soil. However, it also discusses active soil pressurization, where the system fan is reversed to blow outdoor air into the soil. Passive soil depressurization is also addressed, with passive systems, natural phenomena (including the indoor vs. outdoor temperatures and the flow of winds over the roofline) relied upon to provide depressurization instead of a fan. The document focuses on the retrofit of radon reduction methods into existing houses as distinguished from the incorporation of radon-resistant features into new houses during construction. The document addresses all variations of the soil depressurization approach, including sub-slab depressurization, drain-tile depressurization approach, including sub-slab depressurization, drain-tile depressurization, block-wall depressurization, and sub-membrane depressurization in crawl spaces.
Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. Shipping list no.: 94-0371-M. "October 1993." Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-298). Microfiche.