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Indoor radon, geogenic radon surrogates and geology - Investigations on their correlation

Autor(en)
H. Friedmann, A. Baumgartner, M. Bernreiter, J. Gräser, V. Gruber, F. Kabrt, H. Kaineder, F. J. Maringer, W. Ringer, C. Seidel, G. Wurm
Abstrakt

The indoor radon concentration was measured in most houses in a couple of municipalities in Austria. At the same time the activity concentration of radium in soil, the soil gas radon concentration, the permeability of the ground and the ambient dose equivalent rate were also measured and the geological situations (geological units) were recorded too. From the indoor radon concentration and different house and living parameters a radon potential (Austrian radon potential) was derived which should represent the radon concentration in a standard room. Another radon potential (Neznal radon potential) was calculated from the soil gas radon concentration and the permeability. The aim of the investigation was to correlate all the different variables and to test if the use of surrogate data (e.g. geological information, ambient dose equivalent rate, etc.) can be used to judge the radon risk for an area without performing numerous indoor measurements.

Organisation(en)
Isotopenphysik
Externe Organisation(en)
Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, AGES - Österreichische Agentur für Gesundheit und Ernährungssicherheit, BEV - Bundesamt für Eich- und Vermessungswesen, Fed Govt Upper Austria, Environm
Journal
Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
Band
166
Seiten
382-389
Anzahl der Seiten
8
ISSN
0265-931X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvrad.2016.04.028
Publikationsdatum
01-2017
Peer-reviewed
Ja
ÖFOS 2012
103037 Umweltphysik, 103014 Kernphysik
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https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/de/publications/indoor-radon-geogenic-radon-surrogates-and-geology--investigations-on-their-correlation(61ce8c09-5e2f-4435-8540-cbbf9b55e8cd).html