Optimization of radon measurements with active charcoal

V. Urosevic, D. Nikezic, S. Vulovic, Milos Kojic

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This paper examines the possibilities for improving the integration characteristics of active charcoal by using finite elements method simulation. Two different modes were considered separately: the period of active adsorption, when the activity of radon in charcoal increases, and the saturation period, when the activity is constant. The time when saturation begins depends on the thickness of the layer of charcoal. It was found that the peak amortization is 24 h in active adsorption and 36 h in saturation period for examined charcoal and canister.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)687-691
Number of pages5
JournalHealth Physics
Issue number6 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999


  • Adsorption
  • Charcoal filters
  • Detector, radiation
  • Radon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • Toxicology
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Science(all)


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