Radon decay product attachment rates in dwellings

Jorma Keskinen, Matti Lehtimäki, Gunnar Graeffe

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Abstract

The attachment rate of radon decay products to aerosol particles has been measured using a direct reading instrument based on diffusion charging of the particles. The measurements were made continuously over one week periods in 14 Finnish dwellings. A wide range of values was observed ranging from approximately 5 to more than 300 h−1. The high values were observed to be of short duration and caused mainly by occupant activities. The frequency distribution of attachment rate values was found to be approximately log-normal with a median value of 18 h−1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)765 - 771
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Aerosol Science
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Keskinen, Jorma ; Lehtimäki, Matti ; Graeffe, Gunnar. / Radon decay product attachment rates in dwellings. In: Journal of Aerosol Science. 1991 ; Vol. 22, No. 6. pp. 765 - 771.
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Keskinen, J, Lehtimäki, M & Graeffe, G 1991, 'Radon decay product attachment rates in dwellings', Journal of Aerosol Science, vol. 22, no. 6, pp. 765 - 771. https://doi.org/10.1016/0021-8502(91)90069-T

Radon decay product attachment rates in dwellings. / Keskinen, Jorma; Lehtimäki, Matti; Graeffe, Gunnar.

In: Journal of Aerosol Science, Vol. 22, No. 6, 1991, p. 765 - 771.

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