[ RadSafe ] Ra-226 Static eliminator bar what about radon emission?

Otto G. Raabe ograabe at ucdavis.edu
Thu Oct 29 16:20:25 CDT 2009

At 08:27 PM 10/28/2009, parthasarathy k s wrote:
>To all Since Radium-226 is used in this instance as an open source, 
>will there not be radon emission which may pose a significant 
>radiation hazard? In a closed room radon and its progeny can build 
>up significantly
Radon emissions into room air depend on the gaseous porosity if the 
chemical and physical form of the radium and the thin metallic 
plating over the radium. The plating must be thin to allow the alpha 
radiation to exit. The static eliminator would work best if the radon 
is not readily released since the most energetic alphas are those 
from radon and its short-lived decay products.


Prof. Otto G. Raabe, Ph.D., CHP
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