The influence of different building types on the activity concentration of Radon indoor is studied through transport models in soil and building materials. The numerical solutions of the relevant transport equations are solved by the finite differences method (FDM) and used to evaluate the indoor Radon activity concentration. Several boundary conditions are introduced to simulate the Radon entry into the buildings from soils and to assess the Radon activity concentration at the different floors. The types of dwelling investigated differ in the position of the lower floor respect to the ground. Comparisons are made to modeling assessments obtained considering different soil characteristics underneath the building and building materials to simulate indoor Radon activity concentration. These investigations lead to the conclusion that, in addition to the nature of the soil and building materials, the position of lower floor of dwellings plays a significant role in determining the amount of radon entry into residential buildings. This work is effective to assess the health hazards coming from the Radon accumulation in living environments.

Development of radon transport model in different types of dwellings to assess indoor activity concentration

Sabbarese C.;D'Onofrio A.
2021

Abstract

The influence of different building types on the activity concentration of Radon indoor is studied through transport models in soil and building materials. The numerical solutions of the relevant transport equations are solved by the finite differences method (FDM) and used to evaluate the indoor Radon activity concentration. Several boundary conditions are introduced to simulate the Radon entry into the buildings from soils and to assess the Radon activity concentration at the different floors. The types of dwelling investigated differ in the position of the lower floor respect to the ground. Comparisons are made to modeling assessments obtained considering different soil characteristics underneath the building and building materials to simulate indoor Radon activity concentration. These investigations lead to the conclusion that, in addition to the nature of the soil and building materials, the position of lower floor of dwellings plays a significant role in determining the amount of radon entry into residential buildings. This work is effective to assess the health hazards coming from the Radon accumulation in living environments.
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