Title: First Map of Residential Indoor Radon Measurements in Azerbaijan
Authors: HOFFMANN MARCUSALIYEV CHINGIZFEYZULLAYEV AKPERBAGHIRLI R JVELIYEVA F FPAMPURI LVALSANGIACOMO CLAUDIOTOLLEFSEN TORECINELLI GIORGIA
Citation: RADIATION PROTECTION DOSIMETRY vol. 175 no. 2 p. 186-193
Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PRESS
Publication Year: 2017
JRC N°: JRC101540
ISSN: 0144-8420
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC101540
DOI: 10.1093/rpd/ncw284
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: This article describes results of the first measurements of indoor radon concentrations in Azerbaijan, including description of the methodology and the mathematical and statistical processing of the obtained results. Measured radon concentrations varied considerably: from almost radon-free houses to around 1100 Bq/m3. However, only about 7% of the total number of measurements exceeded the maximum permissible concentrations in Azerbaijan. Based on this data, maps of the distribution of volumetric activity and elevated indoor radon concentrations in Azerbaijan were created. These maps reflect a mosaic character of distribution of radon and enhanced values that are confined to seismically active areas of the intersection of an active West Caspian fault with sub-latitudinal faults along the Great and Lesser Caucasus and the Talysh mountains. Spatial correlation of radon and temperature behavior is also described. The achieved data of residential indoor radon have been integrated into the European Indoor Radon Map.
JRC Directorate:Nuclear Safety and Security

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