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International Journal of Physics. 2016, 4(3), 55-58
DOI: 10.12691/ijp-4-3-2
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Measurement of Radon 222 Concentrations in the Basements of the New Engineering Building from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Rojas Jhonny1, Bertín Perez1, Patrizia Pereyra1, , María Elena Lopez1 and Luis Vilcapoma1

1Sección Física, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima-Perú

Pub. Date: May 03, 2016

Cite this paper:
Rojas Jhonny, Bertín Perez, Patrizia Pereyra, María Elena Lopez and Luis Vilcapoma. Measurement of Radon 222 Concentrations in the Basements of the New Engineering Building from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. International Journal of Physics. 2016; 4(3):55-58. doi: 10.12691/ijp-4-3-2

Abstract

Historical data of 222 Radon concentrations were collected in the building of Engineering PUCP recently built with eleven levels (eight on grades and three basements). The measurements were made in the three basement levels of the building. The first results of the history of 222 Radon concentrations in the basements of this building used as a parking lot are shown. The monitoring started the first week it was opened to the public. As nuclear track detectors we use the polymer cellulose nitrate (LR115 - Type 2). Changes in the concentration of 222 Radon registered, are linked into account aspects such as the use of exhaust extractors, increase in the number of vehicles, construction time and seasonal parameters. The results show adequate levels of 222 Radon concentration in all basements, the highest value is 97, 41 Bq/ m3 at the deepest level, the third.

Keywords:
radon new building basements LR-115-Type 2

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