NT & RP Journal
RADON EXHALATION RATES OF SOME GRANITES USED IN SERBIA
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Vol. XXX, No. 2, Pp. 83-163
June 2015
UDC 621.039+614.876:504.06
ISSN 1451-3994

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Pages: 145-148

Authors:
Mladen D. NikoliŠ and Rodoljub D. SimoviŠ

Abstract


In order to address concern about radon exhalation in building material, radon exhalation rate was determined for different granites available on Serbian market. Radon exhalation rate, along with mass exhalation rate and effective radium content were determined by closed chamber method and active continuous radon measurement technique. For this research, special chambers were made and tested for back diffusion and leakage, and the radon concentrations measured were included in the calculation of radon exhalation. The radon exhalation rate ranged from 0.161 Bq/m2h to 0.576 Bq/m2h, the mass exhalation rate from 0.167 Bq/kgh to 0.678 Bq/kgh, while the effective radium content was found to be from 12.37 Bq/kg to 50.23 Bq/kg. The results indicate that the granites used in Serbia have a low level of radon exhalation.

Key words: 222Rn, indoor radon, radon exhalation, radon chamber, granite

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