Application and development of a method for estimating geogenic radon potential

Lakatoš Robert and Forkapić Sofija and Gulan Ljiljana and Samardžić Selena and Spasić Dušica and Živković-Radovanović Jelena and Hansman Jan: Application and development of a method for estimating geogenic radon potential.

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The process of radon migration from the Earth's crust is a complex process and depends on several parameters, such as: soil permeability, radium and uranium concentrations in soil, presence of cracks, variation of temperature and pressure, and other environmental parameters. Radon-priority areas are common defined in two ways, the first is by direct measurement of the radon indoor concentrations, and the other by indirect testing of radon in the soil and geological parameters, all to find a dominant transport of radon to the interior of buildings. In this study a new method for estimation geogenic radon potential was developed. Based on the percentage weight of fine fraction in soil samples and measured radon concentrations in soil, the geogenic radon potential was estimated. The proposed method was applied in two distinguished regions of Serbia with different geological substrate and the obtained results were discussed and compared in this study. Soil gas radon concentrations vary between 5 and 81 kBq/m3 indicating variability in radium and uranium content and soil granulation related to different parent soil lithologies.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Analytical and Environmental Problems
Date: 2022
Volume: 28
ISBN: 978-963-306-904-2
Page Range: pp. 206-210
Language: English
Place of Publication: Szeged
Event Title: 28th International Symposium on Analytical and Environmental Problems
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Szeged
Event Dates: 2022. november 14-15.
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Talajvizsgálat - Szerbia
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 209-210. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 01. Natural sciences
01. Natural sciences > 01.04. Chemical sciences
Date Deposited: 2023. Mar. 22. 11:26
Last Modified: 2023. Mar. 22. 11:26

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