Radiation and Environmental Biophysics

, Volume 48, Issue 2, pp 153–158

Radon diffusion coefficients of vapour barrier membranes used in Canadian building construction

  • Jing Chen
  • Jim Ly
  • Eveline Schroth
  • Stan Hnatiuk
  • Etienne Frenette
  • Marie-France Blain
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s00411-009-0212-5

Cite this article as:
Chen, J., Ly, J., Schroth, E. et al. Radiat Environ Biophys (2009) 48: 153. doi:10.1007/s00411-009-0212-5

Abstract

Vapour barrier membranes are often used as soil gas retarder in building construction. While vapour permeance characteristics of these membranes are well known and specified in Canadian standards, their radon diffusion coefficients are yet not available. This study provides test results of radon diffusion coefficients for 10 vapour barrier membranes commonly used in Canadian building construction.

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© Springer-Verlag 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jing Chen
    • 1
  • Jim Ly
    • 1
  • Eveline Schroth
    • 2
  • Stan Hnatiuk
    • 2
  • Etienne Frenette
    • 3
  • Marie-France Blain
    • 3
  1. 1.Radiation Protection BureauHealth CanadaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Manitoba Regional OfficeHealth CanadaWinnipegCanada
  3. 3.Quebec Regional OfficeHealth CanadaLongueuilCanada