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Article


Title

Analysis of the Radon Concentration in Selected Rooms of Buildings in Poznan County

Authors

[ 1 ] Wydział Inżynierii Środowiska i Energetyki, Politechnika Poznańska | [ 2 ] Instytut Inżynierii Środowiska i Instalacji Budowlanych, Wydział Inżynierii Środowiska i Energetyki, Politechnika Poznańska | [ SzD ] doctoral school student | [ P ] employee

Scientific discipline (Law 2.0)

[2.9] Environmental engineering, mining and energy

Year of publication

2022

Published in

Atmosphere

Journal year: 2022 | Journal volume: vol. 13 | Journal number: no. 10

Article type

scientific article

Publication language

english

Keywords
EN
  • radon
  • radioactivity
  • air pollution
  • indoor air quality (IAQ)
Abstract

EN This article presents the results of the research carried out in selected rooms of buildings located in Poznan. According to the measurements, the highest average radon concentration in the buildings in Poznan County was at the level of 130 ± 32 Bqm−3. The lowest mean concentration was 31 ± 8 Bqm−3 and was measured in a seven-year-old educational institution. Based on the performed measurements, non-uniformity of the correlation between the radon concentration and temperature and humidity was observed. For all the measurement sites where volatile organic compounds were counted, a positive correlation with radon was observed (rxy = 0.31, p < 0.001). A negative correlation was obtained (rxy = −0.15, p < 0.001) between the concentration of radon and the concentration of carbon dioxide. Based on the analysis of the research conducted, it was found that the concentration of radon in a given room depends on many factors, such as temperature, humidity, and room usage profile.

Date of online publication

12.10.2022

Pages (from - to)

1664-1 - 1664-16

DOI

10.3390/atmos13101664

URL

https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/13/10/1664

Comments

Article Number: 1664

License type

CC BY (attribution alone)

Open Access Mode

open journal

Open Access Text Version

final published version

Date of Open Access to the publication

at the time of publication

Ministry points / journal

70.0

Impact Factor

3.110 [List 2021]

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