Radon and Radon Progeny Measurements in Australia
Akber RA & Harris F (eds)
Supervising Scientist 1994
ISBN 0 644 42704 3
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- Part one: Radon behaviour in the atmosphere
- R Akber, J Pfitzner and S Solomon - Behaviour of radon progeny in the atmosphere at population centres in the vicinity of a uranium mine
- MCE Petersen - Data needs for modelling source to receptor impacts of radon and its progeny
- Lidia Morawska - Interaction of radon progeny with atmospheric aerosols
- Part two: Radon in mining and energy production
- JF Davey - Assessment of radon daughter doses to the members of the public from the Olympic Dam Copper/Uranium Mine
- W Zahorowski, H Malfroy, P Davies and S Whittlestone - Radon and thoron flux densities from some of NSW coal ash dams
- RA Akber, J Pfitzner and A Johnston - Wind direction correlated measurements of radon and radon progeny in the atmosphere: A method for radon source identification
- Robert Auty and Hugo du Preez - Preliminary background radon and radon progeny concentrations at North Ranger
- William P Chandler - Radon gas in oil and natural gas production facilities
- Part three: Radon in dwellings, workplaces and water
- AL Herczeg, JC Dighton, ML Easterbrook and E Salomons - Measurement of radon‑222 and radium‑226 in ground water by liquid scintillation counting
- SB Solomon and Z Wang - Risk assessment for radon in an air-conditioned workplace
- LF Toussaint - Radon concentrations in Western Australian homes
- RS O'Brien and SB Solomon - Development of a standard for indoor radon measurements in Australia
- Part four: Radon in caves and geothermal sources
- SB Solomon, RG Lyons and R Langroo - Exposure to radon in Australian tourist caves
- Andrew Johnston - Measurement of radon decay product concentrations in South Australian cave systems
- NE Mitehead and BJ Barry - 220Rn in geothermal steam
- List of registered participants
This publication contains papers presented at a symposium on Radon and Radon Progeny Measurements in Australia. The symposium was held in Canberra on 18 February 1994.
The ubiquitous nature of radon in the atmosphere leads to human exposure to radon isotopes and their short lived progeny in many different situations. For this reason, radon and radon progeny measurements in a variety of places of human occupancy such as in and around dwellings and office buildings, mining and milling facilities and recreational areas of elevated radioactivity are reported in the literature. In Australia, many organisations are involved in studies related to radon and radon progeny measurements. The symposium provided an opportunity for scientists from many different organisations to get together to present and discuss their findings. The theme of the symposium was the measurement of radon isotopes and their short lived progeny. The emphasis was on the results of measurements in different exposure situations. However, scientists involved in such measurements do not frequently get the opportunity to meet and discuss the methodology and techniques for measurements, so information on methodology and techniques was integrated into the overall program.
The scope of the symposium expanded through participation by scientists from China, French Polynesia and New Zealand. A list of participants and their organisations is included at the end of this publication.
The editors and the organising committee acknowledge the assistance of the following staff members of ERISS and OSS who contributed to the success of the symposium and publication of the proceedings: Ben Bayliss, Daryl Lehmann, Gail Barrowcliff, Jenny Taylor, Paul Martin, Therese Fox, Helen Waterson and Vanessa Cameron.