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Plate-Out of Radon and Thoron Progeny on Large Surfaces.

Canada Centre For Mineral and Energy Technology. Mineral and Energy Technology.

Plate-Out of Radon and Thoron Progeny on Large Surfaces.

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SeriesCanada Canmet Division Report Met/Mrl -- 86-50
ContributionsBigu, J.
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Open LibraryOL21890669M

RADON, THORON, AND PROGENY EXPOSURE FACILITY INTRODUCTION The EML radon, thoron, and progeny exposure facility consists of a walk-in chamber that is used for research, testing, calibration, and for the evaluation of measuring instruments. The 30 m3 chamber, installed in , provides for a well-controlled, clean, airtight. SPECTROSCOPIC ANALYSIS OF RADON AND THORON WORKING LEVEL: AN OVERVIEW OF THE 0 x WO Luc Desgagne, Frank Scaffidi, Line Brabant Pylon Electronics Inc. Ottawa. ON ABSTRACT The purpose of this paper is to address the technology on which the new WLx Working Level Measurement System (WLx) is WLx is a complete system for the accurate and simple measurement of radon . 1. Health Phys. Dec;71(6) State-of-the-art instruments for measuring radon/thoron and their progeny in dwellings--a review. Moridi R.   Bigu, J. Plate-out of radon and thoron progeny on large C. Passive thoron-measurements with and without surfaces. From 4. ‘Radon and its decay products’ Pinocchio’s help.


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Plate-Out of Radon and Thoron Progeny on Large Surfaces. by Canada Centre For Mineral and Energy Technology. Mineral and Energy Technology. Download PDF EPUB FB2

The radon and thoron progeny plate-out characteristics of several materials have been investigated in a large (26 m3) radon/thoron test facility (RTTF). Discs (about mm thickness, and 25 mm diameter) were made up of different materials such as metals, plastics, filter materials, fabrics, and powders.

Radon is also generated in the other two series. However, these isotopes of radon are of lesser radiological importance. The thorium series generates Rn, which is also called thoron.

Rn has a half-life of 56 s and therefore has a much greater chance to decay before becoming airborne. All partial sensitivities and efficiencies needed for the determination of the total sensitivity were calculated. They depend on the chamber dimension and shape which were studied earlier in detail for radon ( Rn).Here, we present the results for thoron ( Rn) and its progeny in Fig.

1 Fig. detector was taken as circular in shape with a radius r det = cm (surface area=4 cm 2 Cited by: In view of the fact that radon, thoron and their progeny concentrations contribute the most to the natural radiation dose to general populations, large scale and long-term measurement of radon, thoron and their progeny concentrations has been receiving considerable attention (Mayya et al., ).

Radon and thoron present in outdoor and indoor. Radon and its Progeny. What is radon. Radon is a dense, noble gas, with an atomic number of 86, meaning that there are 86 Plate-Out of Radon and Thoron Progeny on Large Surfaces.

book in the nucleus of a radon atom. Radon is heavier than air, and it is soluble in water. Because it is a noble gas, radon is chemically inert and electrically uncharged. Averaged thoron concentrations at the wall and in the centre of section A-A′ show the same trend as the passive monitor results for similar locations, i.e.

elevated thoron near the wall exhalation surface. Diurnal variations in radon, thoron and progeny concentrations are evident in both the wall and centre locations, although they are.

Content: Radon and its decay products: an overview / Philip K. Hopke --Investigations of soil as a source of indoor radon / R.G. Sextro, B.A. Moed, W.W. Nazaroff, K.L. Revzan, and A.V. Nero --Radon in houses due to radon in potable water / C.T.

Hess, J.K. Korsah, and C.J. Einloth --Measurements of radon concentrations in residential buildings in the eastern United States / Andreas C. George. The effect of an air cleaner on Rn progeny atmospheres has been studied in a Radon/Thoron Test Facility (RTTF) of the walk-in type. The air cleaner consists basically of a fan and a special filter material sandwiched between two metal screens, to which an electric field is applied.

The author has several radon, thoron and actinon sources that were used to test the performance of the different CRM’s and E-PERMs®. One of the sources is soil. During an investigation of a home in need of a radon mitigation system, a suction point was located where.

Plate-Out of Radon and Thoron Progeny on Large Surfaces a limited response linearity for the assessment of large radon exposures indoors, in thermal spa, in caves, and in soil.

at defining. 1. Introduction. Radon gas is the largest contributor to the collective exposition to natural radiation of the population in the world (IAEA,Nazaroff and Nero, ).The inhalation of short-lived decay products of radon ( Rn) accounts on average about 50% of the effective equivalent dose to the human radon decays to form its electrically charged progeny ( Po and Po.

Plate-Out of Radon and Thoron Progeny on Large Surfaces. Article. Feb ; J. Bigu; (thoron) decay products are sampled by films with large area and small surface density (–1 mg cm−2.

INTRODUCTION. The indoor levels of Rn and its decay products are usually low and difficult to measure in contrast to those of Rn and its progeny ().Because of its large contribution to the human exposure, radon has been overwhelmingly emphasized whereas thoron and its decay products have been ignored and underestimated ().

In particular, it was the thoron gas the most neglected issue. To estimate the intakes of radon (or thoron) progeny activity by men, women, children, and infants for unit exposure to potential α-energy at various levels of physical exertion, the committee has assumed the breathing rates given in Table These values were derived by Roy and Courtay () from a review of Godfrey et al.

(), Godfrey. Once exposed, this large-surface collector can be packed into a stack, having a surface suitable to match the sensitive detector window and any predefined thickness, the maximum value of which is given by the maximum range of the beta particles in said stack.

Plate-out of radon and thoron progeny on large surfaces. From 4. ‘Radon and its. For an atmosphere where Radon Progeny are in equilibrium with the Radon the Radon/Thoron decay generates positive charged Po/Po ions and decay process after about four half life times of each nuclide Progeny activity on detector surface is proportional to the Radon/Thoron air concentration.

Radon chamber step response. Radon and thoron atoms are emitted from the lunar surface at thermal velocities of ∼ km s −1 corresponding to a typical daytime lunar surface temperature of °K. As the escape velocity from the moon is ∼ km s −1 the radon atoms under the influence of gravity remain on the moon and undergo a series of ballistic trajectories or.

What are the Characteristics of Thoron. Note that Thoron itself has only a second half life compared to Radon's days.

Thoron, like Radon, is also a noble gas which means it is a free agent in the soil and can easily move out of he soil into our homes. The present paper outlines characteristics of thoron and its progeny in the indoor environment.

Since the half-life of thoron (Rn) is very short ( s), its behavior is quite different from the isotope radon (Rn, half-life days) in the environment. Analyses of radon and lung cancer risk have revealed a clearly positive relationship in epidemiological studies among miners and residents.

Measurements of thoron and radon progeny concentrations in Beijing, China-Seasonal variation in indoor radon concentrations in dwellings in six districts of the Punjabprovince, Pakistan-Recent citations A novel method based on Rn (thoron) exhalation rate of indoor surfaces for robust estimates of Rn concentration and Equilibrium Factor to.

A Study of Indoor Radon, Thoron Progeny Levels 97 Table 1: Measured Indoor Radon Progeny Concentration in R.C.C types of houses of Township, Telgaram and Latukijan of Numaligarh Location House No.

Radon Progeny Concentration in mWL Mean Value March-April-May() June-July-Aug() Sept-Oct-Nov() Dec-Jan-Feb().

The radon- and EETC-axis differ by a fac resembling the ratio in radiation hazard between long-term exposure to radon and thoron progeny, respectively.

On average, radon concentrations were some 25% higher in single-family dwellings compared to apartments, and 22% lower in dwellings built after compared to the complete dataset.

It has different working modes for radon progeny measurement. The 'continuously slow mode' is chosen in this comparison, in which the radon/thoron progeny concentrations are calculated through the sum of α-counts of Po ( MeV) and Po ( MeV) minus the crosstalk α-counts of Po ( MeV), and then multiplied by a calibration.

Plate-Out of Radon and Thoron Progeny on Large Surfaces J. Bigu Chap DOI: /bkch Publication Date (Print): February 5, MEASUREMENT OF RADON AND THORON PROGENY BY LSC METHODS The method of simultaneous measurement of radon and thoron progeny in air by means of LSC technique can be described as follows: – For the sampling of air for radon and thoron progeny a pump with high flow-rate is necessary (at least 30–40 l/min.) and filters, which become.

An up-to-date radon-thoron discriminative detector has been developed for conducting a large scale survey. Comparing with our previous detector, some functional problems have been solved. It is worth mentioning that a study carried out in China indicated that the ratio of the average equilibrium equivalent concentration of thoron progeny (EEC Tn) to that of radon progeny (EEC Rn) – EEC Tn /EEC Rn – ranged from tobut the range of the dose ratio (Tn progeny)/(Rn progeny) was between and (Guo et al.,   The radon progeny concentration ranged from to mWL with an average value of mWL (SD = ) and the concentration of thoron progeny was found to.

Concentration of radon, thoron and their progeny levels in different types of floorings, walls, rooms and building materials L.A. Sathish 1*, K. Nagaraja 2, H.C. Ramanna 1, V.

Nagesh 1, S. Sundareshan 3 1 Department of Physics, Government Scie nce College, BangaloreIndia 2 Department of Physics, Bangalore University, BangaloreIndia. annual exposure due to radon and thoron daughters, collectively, from to WLM, the life time fatality risk from × to ×10 and the annual effective dose from radon and thoron (PAEC) from to mSv/y.

Keywords: Radon, Thoron, Progeny. Once exposed, this large surface collector can be packed into a stack, having a surface suitable to match the sensitive detector window and any predefined thickness, the maximum value of which is given by the maximum range of the beta particles in the said stack.

Plate-out of radon and thoron progeny on large surfaces. obtain respectively the short-term and the long-term measurements of the surface deposition of radon decay products.

Experimental and Results Short-term-measurement of the surface-deposition of radon decay products The measurements of radon decay surface-deposition are difficult because the activity is spread over a large area.

The radon progeny levels in the dwellings under study varied from to mWL while the thoron progeny levels varied from to mWL. Annual dose received by the inhabitants in the dwellings under study varied from to mSv (Table 1).

The levels of radon, thoron and its progeny are higher in the districts of. Activity size distribution in outdoor air: Short-lived (Po, Bi/Po) and long-lived (Pb, Po) radon and thoron (Pb, Po) decay products and 7Be. The paper presents results of radon (Rn) and thoron (Rn) levels in different parts of some selected plants used in Moroccan cooking and traditional medicine.

Plant uptake of radionuclide is one of many vectors for introduction of contaminants into the human food chain. Thus, it is critical to understand the soil–plant relationships that control nuclide bioavailability.

Abstract. In the present investigation indoor radon (Rn), thoron (Rn) and their progeny concentrations have been measured in the wide range of dwellings from 12 different villages of Hamirpur district, Himachal Pradesh, India by using LR type-II based Pin-hole Radon-Thoron discriminating twin cup dosimeters, direct radon and thoron progeny sensors (DRPS/DTPS).

Airborne radon progeny detector (ARPD) The ARPD is a detector that actively samples the room air and measures the short-lived alpha emitting radon progeny Po and Po with track registration material (Fig.

2).Since the aerosol size distribution is an important factor in determining the radon progeny dose estimation, the ARPD is designed to distinguish two size fractions: unattached (up. Radon progeny—the decay products of radon gas—are a well-recognized cause of lung cancer in miners working underground.

When radon was found to be a ubiquitous indoor air pollutant, however, it raised a more widespread alarm for public health. Since a large fraction of the researchers in the area of radon and its decay products were presenting the results of their studies at this meeting, a roundtable discussion was organized at the Department of Energy's Environmental Measurements Laboratory to review the status of our understanding of the properties and effects of radon and its.

Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: --The effect of filtration and exposure to electric fields on airborne radon progeny / Niels Jonassen --Plate-out of radon and thoron progeny on large surfaces / J.

Bigu --Free Plate-out of radon and thoron progeny on large surfaces \/ J. Bigu -- Free fractions, attachment rates, and.

Investigation of radon, thoron, and their progeny near the earth`s surface. Final report, 1 January December Showing of 9 pages in this report.Simultaneous indoor radon, radon–thoron progeny and high resolution in situ gamma spectrometry measurements, with portable HPGe detector, were performed in 26 dwellings of Thessaloniki, during March –January The duration of the radon, radon–thoron progeny measurement in each dwelling was from 7 to 10 d.

The dwellings were.outdoor air, concentrations of thoron and radon progeny were ± and ± Bq m−3, respectively. Radiation exposures from thoron and radon progeny were also evaluated; the ratio of dose contribution from thoron progeny to that of radon progeny was evaluated to be 28% and 17% in country houses and city dwellings, respectively.

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