Radon emanation and exhalation characteristic of heat-treated clay samples

Z. Sas, J. Somlai, G. Szeiler, T. Kovács*

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The exhaled radon originated from building materials corresponds to the indoor radon activity concentration. One of the most commonly used building materials is the brick made from clay by heat treatment. In this study, the radon emanation and radon exhalation features of clay samples are presented as a function of heat applied (100-950°C). The free radon exhalation was determined with the help of radon accumulation kit. The initial radon exhalation value continuously reduced owing to the increased temperature. In the case of the highest temperature treated sample, the measured exhalation was

Original languageEnglish
Article numberncs191
Pages (from-to)51-54
Number of pages4
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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