Radon concentration in soil gas: a comparison of methods.

  title={Radon concentration in soil gas: a comparison of methods.},
  author={Franz X. Ruckerbauer and Ralph Winkler},
  journal={Applied radiation and isotopes : including data, instrumentation and methods for use in agriculture, industry and medicine},
  volume={55 2},
Various methods to determine 222Rn concentration in soil gas were tested at two sites with different soil types in a depth of about 1 m. They included instantaneous (spot), continuous (real-time) and time-averaging procedures. The first test site had a porous soil with high gravel content. At this site, radon concentrations obtained with the different methods agreed within the error limits of the procedures. The other site exhibited a largely impermeable clay soil and at this site, the measured… CONTINUE READING