[ RadSafe ] Radon Transport

Emer, Dudley EMERDF at nv.doe.gov
Tue Sep 23 14:27:20 CDT 2008

It would be interesting to see what the gas permeability is for
different varieties of granites, although my suspicion is he may be
looking at fracture transport.  Do you have the experimental set up and
report on Dr. Kitto's tests? 

Dudley Emer
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Subject: [ RadSafe ] Radon Transport

  this might not be relevant, but it was interesting and might touch on
the subject you are looking at.  Dr. Kitto did some testing with the
granite slabs on the porosity of granite to the Radon.  He took a known
high exhalation rate granite, then placed another known low emanation
rate granite on top, then placed the Radon detector on top with a
chamber over the meter.
  Supposedly, the Radon came right through the low emitting slab.
  If true, it is not what I would have expected.
  I know, don't speculate :-)
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