The ENEA facilities for assessing the quality of indoor radon measurements

G. Sciocchetti, G. Cotellessa, P. De Felice, P.G. Baldassini, M. Bovi, S. Tosti, E. Soldano

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Abstract

A status report is given of the ENEA research activities on calibration and standardisation of radon measurement techniques. A description of radon standards and experimental facilities (the ENEA Radon Chamber and the222Rn standard generator) developed at the Casaccia Research Centre is given. The experimental procedures to test the charcoal canister radon adsorption are described. The results of investigation of the response of passive plastic detectors (CR-39) at different exposure conditions at the ENEA radon chamber are discussed: dynamic range and accuracy of passive alpha track detectors in the range from 60 to about 7000 kBq.m-3h radon exposure. Finally a brief description is given of the experimental facility that is under development to test instruments and methods that are used to measure the emanation/exhalation of radon gas from soils and building materials.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303 - 307
Number of pages5
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Volume56
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiation
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Sciocchetti, G., Cotellessa, G., De Felice, P., Baldassini, P. G., Bovi, M., Tosti, S., & Soldano, E. (1994). The ENEA facilities for assessing the quality of indoor radon measurements. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 56(1-4), 303 - 307.