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Radon measurements using open-faced charcoal canisters - Measurement uncertainty and method optimization

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Abstract

Open-faced charcoal canisters have been used for radon measurements for over 40 years. This method is sensitive to temperature, changing radon concentrations, humidity and other parameters, but a comprehensive study dealing with the influence quantities and measurement uncertainty was not available in literature. In this paper, all the identified influence quantities are discussed in detail, uncertainty budget is developed, good practice and bad practice examples are introduced and new recommendations are proposed to optimize the method and reduce uncertainty.

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Živanović, M., Pantelić, G., Čeliković, I., Krneta Nikolić, J., Vukanac, I., & Kržanović, N. (2020). Radon measurements using open-faced charcoal canisters - Measurement uncertainty and method optimization. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 165. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apradiso.2020.109335

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