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Main Title Practical Problems Reducing Radon in Houses: Practical Problems Encountered During Efforts to Reduce Radon Concentration in Houses.
Author Osborne, M. C. ; Brennan, T. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab. ;Camroden Associates, Rome, NY.
Publisher c1988
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/J-88/390;
Stock Number PB90-103219
Additional Subjects Radon ; Houses ; Air pollution control ; Chimneys ; Seasonal variations ; Concrete blocks ; Basements ; Porosity ; Coatings ; Rocks ; Sealing ; Concrete products ; Construction materials ; Indoor air pollution ; Radionuclide migration ; Stationary sources ; Environmental transport ; Path of pollutants
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-103219 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 6p
Abstract The paper discusses practical problems encountered during efforts to reduce radon concentrations in houses. The 10 problems identified represent only a few of the many daily problems encountered by diagnosticians and mitigators. Nonetheless, they are some of the current common problems that need to be considered and hopefully resolved in the near future. The 10 problems are: inconsistent sub-slab aggregate, hidden pathways to chimneys, variations in porosity of concrete/cinder block and block coatings, access to radon entry surfaces, diurnal/seasonal variation in radon concentrations, impact of radon-in-water on radon-in-air, sealing the top row of concrete blocks, insulating half-basements, sealing large thermal by-passes, and coping with direct rock exposure.
Supplementary Notes Pub. in Building Research and Practice 16, n6 p363-366 Nov-Dec 88. See also PB87-191540. Presented at ASCE National Conference on Environmental Engineering, Lake Buena Vista, FL, July 1987. Prepared in cooperation with Camroden Associates, Rome, NY.
NTIS Title Notes Journal article.
Category Codes 68F#; 68A; 89B; 89G#
NTIS Prices PC A02/MF A01
Primary Description 600/13
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 932616821
Origin NTIS
Type CAT