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Calibration of G.M. counters for direct counting of radon in the atmosphere

V. V. Shirvaikar

Calibration of G.M. counters for direct counting of radon in the atmosphere

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Published by Air Monitoring Section, Health Physics Division, Atomic Energy Establishment Trombay in Bombay, India .
Written in English

  • Atmospheric radon -- Measurement,
  • Geiger-Müller counters

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby V.V. Shirvaikar and R.M. Sachdev.
    ContributionsSachdev, R. N., India. Atomic Energy Commission.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination12 leaves :
    Number of Pages12
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17615322M

    Radon Measurement Standards and Calibration Preface This issue of the Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology resulted from a one-half day seminar devoted to descriptions of the current status of the metrology of radon in international laboratories specializing in that area. The seminar, held June 5, , at the. scintillation counter. Measure radon concentration in indoor air Detector is deployed for 2 to 7 days. The LLD is Bq/L ( to pCi/L). $10K-$30K $5-$30 including canister if outsourced. Electret ion chamber This is a charged plastic vessel that can be opened for air to pass into. Measure short-term or long-term radon. Quality Assurance / Quality Control of Radon Monitors is of paramount importance to running an Accurate Reliable radon testing procedure. If your radon service provider cannot provide proof of following these procedures, run. The information that comes out of a radon monitor is useless unless there is an active QA/QC in place.

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