- Volume 24 Issue 9
DOI QR Code
A study on the Prediction of Indoor Concentration due to Radon Exhalation from Domestic Building Materials
건축자재 라돈 방출에 의한 실내공기 중 라돈농도 예측에 관한 연구
Lee, Cheolmin;Gwak, Yoonkyung;Lee, Donghyun;Lee, Dajeong;Cho, Yongseok
- Received : 2015.05.29
- Accepted : 2015.08.28
- Published : 2015.09.30
Radon exhalation rates have been determined for samples of concrete, gypsum board, marble, and tile among building materials that are used in domestic construction environment. Radon emanation was measured using the closed chamber method based on CR-39 nuclear track detectors. The radon concentrations in apartments of 100 households in Seoul, Busan and Gyeonggi Provinces were measured to verify the prediction model of indoor radon concentration. The results obtained by the four samples showed the largest radon exhalation rate of
Radon emanation;Radon exhalation rates;Building materials;Nuclear track detector(NTD);Prediction model
- Bavarnegin, E., Fathabadi, N., Vahabi Moghaddam, M., Vasheghani Farahani, M., Moradi, M., Babakhni, A., 2012, Radon exhalation rate and natural radionuclide content in building materials of high background areas of Ramsar, Iran, Journal of Environmental Radioactivity., 117, 36-40.
- Chen, J., Rahman, N. M., Atiya, I. A., 2010, Radon exhalation from building materials for decorative use, Journal Of Environmental Radioactivity, 101(4), 317-322. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvrad.2010.01.005
- Cothern, C. R., Smith, J. E., 1987, Environmental radon, Environmental Science Research, 35, 31-58.
- Fleischer, R. L., Mogro-Campero, A., 1978, Mapping of integrated radon emanation for detection of longdistance migration of gases within the Earth: Techniques and principles, Journal Of Geophysical Research, Solid Earth 83(B7), 3539-3549. https://doi.org/10.1029/JB083iB07p03539
- Khan, A. J., Prasad, R., Tyagi, R .K., 1992, Measurement of radon exhalation rate from some building materials. International Journal Of Radiation Applications & Instrumentation, Part D, Nuclear Tracks & Radiation Measurements, 20(4), 609-610. https://doi.org/10.1016/1359-0189(92)90013-L
- Kurnaz, A., KucukOmeroglu, B., Cevik, U., Celebi, N., 2011, Radon Levels and Indoor Gamma Doses in Dwellings of Turkey, Applied Radiation and Isotopes 69(10), 1554-1559. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apradiso.2011.06.016
- Lee, C.M., Jung, S.W., Lee, D.H., Kim, Y.B., Lee, D.J., Cho, Y.S., Jin, Y.H., 2015, Investigation of radon emanation of domestic building materials, Journal of odor and Indoor Environment, 14(1), 50-56. https://doi.org/10.15250/joie.2015.14.1.50
- Mahur, A. K., Kumar, R., Sengupta, D., Prasad, R., 2008a, Estimation of radon exhalation rate, natural radioacivity and radiation doses in fly ash samples from Durgapur thermal power plant, West Bengal, India, Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 99(8), 1289-1293. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvrad.2008.03.010
- Mahur, A. K., Kumar, R., Sengupta, D., Prasad, R., 2008b, An investigation of radon exhalation rate and estimation of radiation doses in coal and fly ash samples, Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 66(3), 401-406. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apradiso.2007.10.006
- Nazaroff, W.W., Nero, A.V., 1988, Radon and its Decay Products in Indoor Air, Wiley-Interscience Publication, New York.
- Ramola, R.C., Choubey, V.M., 2003, Measurement of Radon Exhalation Rate from Soil Samples of Garhwal Himalaya India, Journal Radiational and Nuclear Chemistry, 256(2), 219-223. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1023920930746
- Saad, A. F., Abdalla, Y. K., Hussein, N. A., Elyaseery, I. S., 2010, Radon exhalation rate from building materials used on the Garyounis University campus, Benghazi, Libya, Turkish, Journal of Engineering and Environmental Sciences, 34, 67-74.
- Saad. A. F., Abdallah, R. M., Hussein, N. A., 2013, Radon exhalation from Libyan soil samples measured with the SSNTD technique. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 72, 163-168. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apradiso.2012.11.006
- Singh, A. K., Kumar, A., Prasad, R., 2006, Distribution of radon levels in Udaipur, Asian Journal Of Chemistry, 18(5), 3408-3411.
- UNSCEAR. United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation, 2000 Report. Sources and Effects of Ionizing Radiation, UNSCEAR 2000 Report to the General Assembly with Scientific Annexes, United Nations, New York.
- UNSCEAR. United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation, 2008 Report, Effects of ionizing radiation, Annex E : Sources-to-Effects Assessment for Radon in Homes and Workplaces, United Nations, New York.
- WHO. The World Health Organization, 2009. WHO Handbook on Indoor Radon [cited 2014 December]; Available from: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2009/9789241547673_eng.pdf.
Supported by : 환경부