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Maringer, FJ; Akis, MG; Kaineder, H; Kindl, P; Kralik, C; Lettner, H; Lueginger, S; Nadschlager, E; Ringer, W; Rolle, R; Schonhofer, F; Sperker, S; Stadtmann, H; Steger, F; Steinhausler, F; Tschurlovits, M; Winkler, R.
(2001): Results and conclusions of the Austrian radon mitigation project 'SARAH'

The Austrian radon mitigation joint research project SARAH (supported by the Austrian Ministry of Economy and the Government of Upper Austria), a 2-year follow-up study of the Austrian National Radon Project (ONRAP), was started in 1996. The objectives of the research project were to find simple, cost-effective experimental methods for the characterisation of the radon situation in dwellings and to evaluate technically and economically the implementation of state of the art. remedial actions for Austrian house types. After an intercomparison exercise of the assigned radon measuring instruments and detectors five houses were closely examined in regions with elevated radon levels in the federal state of Upper Austria. In this research work for the first time an extended Blower-Door method (which is conventionally used for determining the tightness of buildings) was successfully applied to radon diagnosis of buildings. In this gaper the methods used for the radon diagnosis, the applied mitigation measures and the related technical and economical aspects are discussed. In conclusion of the results of this project a common strategy for solving the radon problem in Austria in the future is presented briefly. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Authors BOKU Wien:
Maringer Franz Josef

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