Results and Conclusions of the Austrian Radon Mitigation Project "SARAH"

Josef Maringer Franz, M.D. Akis, Heribert Kaineder, Peter Kindl, C. Kralik, Herbert Lettner, S. Lueginger, Erwin Nadschläger, Wolfgang Ringer, R. Rolle, F. Schönhofer, Sigrid Sperker, Hannes Stadtmann, Ferdinand Steger, Friedrich Steinhäusler, M. Tschurlovits, Renate Winkler

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Abstract

The Austrian radon mitigation joint research project SARAH (supported by the Austrian Ministry of Economy and the Government of Upper Austria), a two-year follow up sutdy of the Austrian National Radon Project (ÖNRAP), was started in 1996. Objectives of the research project were to find simple, cost effective experimental methods for the characterisation of the radon situation in dwellings and to evaluate technically and economically the implementation of state of the art remedial actions for Austrian house types. After an intercomparison exercise of the assigned radon measuring instruments and detecotrs five houses were closely examined in regions with elevated radon levels in the federal state of Upper Austria. In this research work for the first time an extended Blower-Door method (which is conventionally used for determining the tightness of buildings) was successfully applied to radon diagnosis of buildings. In this paper the methods used for the radion diagnosis, the applied mitigation measures and the related technical and economical aspects are discussed. In conclusion of the results of this project a common strategy for solving the radon problem in Austria in the future is presented briefly.
OriginalspracheEnglisch
TitelRadon the Living Environment Workshop: ERRICCA and RETRO
Seiten1205-1218
Seitenumfang14
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2000
VeranstaltungRadon the Living Environment -
Dauer: 1 Jan. 2000 → …

Konferenz

KonferenzRadon the Living Environment
Zeitraum1/01/00 → …

Research Field

  • Biosensor Technologies

Schlagwörter

  • Radon
  • Athen
  • ERRICCA
  • RETRO
  • mitigation
  • radiometric methods
  • natural
  • radioactivity
  • radiation
  • protection
  • construction
  • engineering
  • building
  • redevelopment

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