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Main Title Assessment of Soil-Gas Measurement Technologies.
Author Rector, H. E. ;
CORP Author Geomet Technologies, Inc., Germantown, MD.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.;Florida Dept. of Community Affairs, Tallahassee.
Publisher Jul 91
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA-68-D9-0166 ;DCA-89RD-62-15-00-22-003; EPA/600/8-91/050;
Stock Number PB91-219568
Additional Subjects Soil gases ; Radon ; Radionuclide migration ; Radioactive materials ; Technology utilization ; Assessments ; Permeability ; Study estimates ; Environmental transport ; Procedures ; Field tests ; Indoor air pollution ; Soil properties ; Land pollution ; Buildings ; Measuring equipment ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-219568 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 11/26/1991
Collation 85p
The report reviews the technologies for measuring radon in soil gas. It addresses methodologies involving in-situ detection, sample extraction, and surface flux, focusing on identifying the range of options for measuring radon in soil. The following aspects of each measurement approach are evaluated: (1) measurement objectives--the specific parameter(s) that each technology is designed to measure, (2) equipment needs, (3) procedural information, and (4) underlying assumptions. Basic technologies and field data are examined from a generic perspective (e.g., the common denominators of passive detectors, hollow sampling probes, flux monitors) as well as specific configurations developed by individual investigators (e.g., sample volume, depth) to develop the basis for separating analytical uncertainties from sampling uncertainties. Available technologies are also reviewed in terms of theoretical and practical utility as well as cost effectiveness.