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Measurement of radon daughters in air by alpha counting of air filters

Jess W. Thomas

Measurement of radon daughters in air by alpha counting of air filters

by Jess W. Thomas

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Published by Health and Safety Laboratory, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Atmospheric radon -- Environmental aspects -- Measurement,
  • Atmospheric radon -- Isotopes -- Environmental aspects -- Measurement,
  • Atmospheric radioactivity -- Measurement,
  • Air filters

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJess W. Thomas.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination40 p. :
    Number of Pages40
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17623463M
    OCLC/WorldCa57176826

    ISO consists of the following parts, under the general title Measurement of radioactivity in the environment — Air: Radon — Part 1: Origins of radon and its short-lived decay products and associated measurement methods — Part 2: Integrated measurement method for determining average potential alpha energy concentration. Report No. 97 describes measurement techniques appropriate for the assessment of radon and radon daughters in both occupational and environmental situations. Information on the properties of radon is presented, with emphasis on those properties that are important in developing proper methods of meas.

    A Comparison of True Alpha Activities in Air Filter Samples with Values Obtained from Radioactivity-in-air Monitors 2 Nuvia Limited, Didcot, Oxfordshire, UK OX11 0TQ A fundamental problem with measurements of alpha activity on air filters from the nuclear workplace is a single-sample counter for counting and activity on filters, surface. Radon gas has a radioactive half-life of days. Radon decays into a series of solid radionuclides that are known as "radon progeny" (also called "radon decay products" or "radon daughters"). The first four radionuclides in the series that follow the decay of radon are called the "short-lived radonFile Size: KB.

    For the measurement of radon daughters in air, the ORNL survey utilized an alpha spectrometry technique refined by Kerr In this measurement technique, particulate Rn daughters attached to . In addition, P. Jenkins’ Radon Measurement Methods: An Overview is an excellent review of the subject, as is NCRP Report No. 97, Measurement of Radon and Radon Daughters in Air. By the way, I’ve heard about the Indoor Radon Abatement Act. What is it and what is its basic goal? This act was an amendment to the Toxic Substances Control Act in.


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Measurement of radon daughters in air by alpha counting of air filters by Jess W. Thomas Download PDF EPUB FB2

Each nuclide is then obtained from an equation involving the alpha disintegrations, the sampling flow rate, and known numercal coefficients. Simple equations giving the standard deviation of the nuclide concentrations have also been derived.

The method was optimized for accuracy by investigating a large number of sampling times and counting intervals, and it is recommended that 5 min air.

Measurement of Radon and Radon Daughters in Air (Ncrp Report) [National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Measurement of Radon and Radon Daughters in Air (Ncrp Report). AbstractCombination of alpha and gamma spectrometry for air filters measurement allows a simple determination of all short-lived Rn and Rn daughters as well as cosmogenic 7Be and anthropogenic Cs in the air.

Solid radionuclides in the atmosphere, attached to aerosol particles, were collected on filters of High Volume Air Sampler. These techniques have been used in the time-integrated mode for the measurement of radon and thoron in air.

The present work is based on the collection of radon and thoron daughters with an air sampling device and subsequent counting of either a or and activity deposited on the filter by: Combination of alpha and gamma spectrometry for air filters measurement allows a simple determination of all short-lived Rn and Rn daughters as well as cosmogenic 7Be and anthropogenic Cs.

The following quantities were measured: radon concentration, by grab sampling and counting in scintillation cells and/or recording on a radon monitor, individual radon daughter concen- trations and unattached fractions, by alpha spectroscopy of mem- brane filters and wire screens, aerosol concentrations and AMD, by condensation nucleus counter and diffusion boxes, and, in some of the File Size: KB.

As almost all the air contaminants are alpha, beta-gamma emitters, the measurements of air filters are performed by the measurement of these radiations. It is well known that the aerosols can contain two types of contaminants: (i) a contamination with Rn and Rn daughters.

Abstract. The internal alpha dose assessment (I ) depends on the value of the equilibrium factor F. This parameter is generally not measured and a mAuthor: L. Panero, G. Arman, M. Caccia, D. Cavallo, E.M. Chiaberto, V. Chmill, M. Faure Ragani, M.

Magnon. AB-5® etc. are often used to measure the current radon concentration in air. The PicoRad and track foil detec-tors belong to passive group. The track method consists in the exposure of plastic foil detectors CR® or a Kodak ® foil in the radon laden air, the alpha particles emitted by the decay of the radon and its progenies actFile Size: 75KB.

This paper presents the exact method for radon equilibrium determination by gamma spectrometry measuring of radon progeny concentrations in the air. The method is. Thus, radon is found in the air everywhere, and particularly in continental air masses. A good quantita- tive description of radon diffusion through soil and outdoor air is given by Junge ().

Radon daughter aerosols are formed when Po, '14pb, Bi and *14po, the radioactive decay products of radon, attach to ambient. Google Scholar Thomas, J. (), Measurement of radon daughters in air by alpha counting of air filters, USAEC Report, HASL Rangarajan, C., Gopalakrishnan, S.

and Eapen, C. (b), Diurnal and seasonal changes in short-lived radon-thoron daughters concentrations, Pure appl. Geophys.–Cited by: Experimental methods for radon detection and measurements are based on alpha-counting of radon and its daughters.

Both active and passive devices are available for this purpose. Track Etch technique The plastic track detector (LR type -II) is a cellulose nitrate film of 12 m thickness manufacture by Kodak Path, France.

The radioactive daughters of radon pose a serious indoor air quality problem in some circumstances. A technique for measuring the concentrations of these radioisotopes in air is presented. The method involves drawing air through a filter; then, for two time intervals after sampling, counting the alpha decays from polonium and polonium on the filter.

Howard M. Prichard, Thomas F. Gesell, in Advances in Radiation Biology, B The Measurement of Radon Daughters in Air. Nearly all radon daughter measurements make use of a pump to draw air through a filter, which is then subjected to a prescribed set of counting procedures from which the desired information is computed.

The techniques discussed below are the classic grab sampling. Abstract. The specific activities of Rn in environmental samples (atmospheric and soil air, surface and groundwater, etc) can vary over 5 orders of magnitude and hence the methods and instruments to measure radon activities vary widely.

The measurement techniques are classified based three characteristics—i) whether measurement involves Rn or its progeny; ii) time resolution; and Cited by: 2.

This chapter provides a framework for the selection of devices for the measurement of radon and its decay products and also for the development of procedures and policies to assure the reliability of radon measurements in both air and water. The chapter also gives guidelines for various scenarios of radon measurements, including protocols ranging from individual testing of a single home to.

The decay of naturally occurring uranium and thorium produces radon and radon isotopes which can escape into the atmosphere. If these radon gases become concentrated in air, their daughter products may present an inhalation hazard to man.

ON-SITE DETERMINATION OF THE RADON CONCENTRATION IN WATER: SAMPLING & ON-LINE METHODS Radon can dissolve and build up in water from underground sources.

If water comes from a well, it may contain Radon. Radon in the water dissolves and escapes into the air during household water use, especially when it is heated. The Radon Measurement Service Provider course includes: newly-made daughter products of radon (or RDPs) would also be in the jar, including It is this element which is produced by radon in the air and in people's lungs that can hurt lung tissue and cause lung cancer.

Page 8 of Radioactivity is commonly measured in picocuries (pCi).File Size: 7MB. 2 Measurements of radon and thoron decay products in air S63 instrumentation intrinsic safety in Polish coal mines a special integrating monitor of PAEC was developed [4].

In this device, called ALFA sampling probe, thermoluminescent detectors (CaSO4:Dy) were applied for alpha particles counting.Get this from a library! Measurement of radon and radon daughters in air: recommendations of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements.

[National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements.].through the radon daughters RaA, RaB, RaC and RaC' give rise to alpha, beta and gamma radiation. Radiation and radon gas Malcolm J. McPherson 13 - 4.