Indoor Radon, Thoron and Their Progeny Concentrations in High Thoron Rural Serbia Environments
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AuthorsŽunić, Zora S.
Stojanovska, Zdenka A.
Yarmoshenko, Ilia V.
Sapra, B. K.
Ramola, R. C.
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This article deals with the variation of radon (Rn), thoron (Tn) and their progeny concentrations expressed in terms of equilibrium equivalent concentrations (EERC and EETC), in 40 houses, in four villages of Sokobanja municipality, Southern Serbia. Two types of passive detectors were used: (1) discriminative radon-thoron detector for simultaneous Rn and Tn gases measurements and (2) direct Tn and Rn progeny sensors (DRPS/DTPS) for measuring Rn and Tn progeny concentrations. Detectors were exposed simultaneously for a single period of 12 months. Variations of Tn and EETC appear higher than those of Rn and EERC. Analysis of the spatial variation of the measured concentrations is also reported. This work is part of a wider survey of Rn, Tn and their progeny concentrations in indoor environments throughout the Balkan region started in 2011 year.
Source:Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 2017, 177, 1-2, 36-39
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