|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|1055295||1485241||2016||7 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
• Pin hole cup dosimeter were used for measurement of indoor radon concentration.
• Exhalation from building materials have been used to predict exhalation from wall.
• Predicted results from different models were validated against measurements.
• 3-D empirical model results acertained closest to experimental measurements.
A three dimensional semi-empirical model deduced from the existing 1-D model has been used to predict indoor radon concentration with theoretical calculations. Since the major contributor of radon concentration in indoors originates from building materials used in construction of walls and floor which are mostly derived from soil. In this study different building materials have been analyzed for radon exhalation, diffusion length along with physical dimensions of observation area to calculate indoor radon concentration. Also calculated values have been validated by comparing with experimental measurements. The study has been carried out in the mud, brick and cement houses constructed from materials available locally in South-East region of Haryana. This region is also known for its protruding land structure consisting volcanic, felsite and granitic rocks in plane. Further, exhalation (Jw) ratio from wall and floor comparison has been plotted for each selected village dwelling to identify the high radon emanating source (building material) from the study region. All those measured factors might be useful in building construction code development and selection of material to be used in construction.
Journal: Journal of Environmental Management - Volume 171, 15 April 2016, Pages 35–41