Studying the Possibility of using Paint to Reduce the Amount of Radon Gas Emitted from Cement

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Ehsan Abdul Hussein Soleman
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9281-3177
Firas Hashem Ahmed
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1465-0640
Mahmood Salim Karim

Abstract

In the present work, it had been measured the concentration of radon gas (CRn) for (10) samples of cement used in constructions before and after painting them using enamel paint, purchased from the local markets, to see the extent of its ability to reduce emissions of Rn-222 in the air. These samples were obtained from different sources available in the local markets in Baghdad and other provinces. The measurements were done by the American-made detector (RAD7). The results showed that the highest CRn in the air emitted from cement samples after coating was in the cement sample (Iranian origin) where the concentration was (58.27 Bq/m3) while the lowest CRn was found in building material samples in the white cement sample (Turkish origin) was (15.74 Bq/m3). In view of the present results, it has been confirmed that the concentration of Rn-222 emitted into the air in all building material samples is below the agency's permissible limit (ICRP). 

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Ehsan Abdul Hussein Soleman, Firas Hashem Ahmed, Mahmood Salim Karim. Studying the Possibility of using Paint to Reduce the Amount of Radon Gas Emitted from Cement. IJP [Internet]. 2022 Dec. 1 [cited 2023 Feb. 6];20(4):28-34. Available from: https://ijp.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/physics/article/view/1049
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