With grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services, University of Wisconsin System and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee totaling more than $900K, the Radon Reduction Technology Laboratory is investigating the phenomena of radon transport and entry dynamics with respect to innovative radon mitigation techniques. Current projects include:
Yoon S. (Daniel)Nam
Current Project: Experiment and Modeling of Electro-Osmotic Pulsing Technology to Eliminate Radon Gas Egression
UWM Graduate School, "Turning Up the Heat on Radon," Research Profile, in-depth article on faculty members who involve graduate and undergraduate students in their research, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 36-39, Spring-Summer 1995.
UWM Graduate School, "Home Improvement," Research Profile, in-depth
article on radon research and scholarly activities, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp.
10-17, Spring 1994.
K. J. Renken and T. Rosenberg, "Laboratory Measurements of the Transport of Radon Gas Through Concrete Samples," Health Physics, Vol. 68, No. 6, pp. 800-808, June 1995.
K. J. Renken and S. Coursin, "A Contemporary Method for Monitoring Indoor Radon and Environmental Conditions at a Remote Test Site," Radiation Protection Dosimetry, Vol. 64, No. 4, pp. 280-296, 1996.
K. J. Renken and S. Coursin, "Further Analysis of a Basement Pressurization-Heat Recovery System for Residential Radon Reduction," Health Physics (under review).
K. J. Renken and S. Coursin, "The Impact of Atmospheric Conditions on Residential Radon Levels," to be submitted to Health Physics .
K. J. Renken and S. Coursin, "Measurement of Solar Radiation, Diurnal Variations and Indoor Radon Concentrations at a Residential Test Site," to be submitted to Atmospheric Environment.
K. J. Renken and T. Lambert, "The Utilization of Fly Ash and Silica Fume to Reduce Radon Gas Penetration in Concrete," to be submitted to Radiation Protection Dosimetry.
K. J. Renken and Y. S. Nam, "The Effectiveness of a State-of-the-Art HRV System in a Wisconsin Residence With Relatively High Levels of Radon," to be submitted to Building and Environment.
K. J. Renken and J. Maas, "Assessment of Cementitious Coatings as a
Barrier to Radon Gas Entry," to be submitted to Health
K. J. Renken and S. Coursin, "Preliminary Results of Remote Test Site Control and Monitoring of Reduced Indoor Radon Levels Due to an Innovative Basement Pressurization-Heat Recovery System," 1994 International Radon Symposium Pre-Prints, Session V, pp. 6.1-6.22, presented at The 1994 American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists, Inc. International Radon Symposium, Atlantic City, NJ, September 25-28, 1994.
K. J. Renken and T. Lambert, "Experiments on Industrial By-Products Utilization in Concrete Admixtures to Reduce Radon Transport Properties," to be presented at 1997 International Radon Symposium, Cincinnati, OH, November 2-5, 1997.
Timothy Rosenberg, M.S. Thesis: "Measurements of the Transport Coefficients of Radon in Concrete," Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, January 1993.
Scott Coursin, M.S. Thesis: "Automation of a Remote PC-Data Acquisition and Control System for an Innovative Radon Mitigation-Heat Recovery Technique," Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, January 1994.
Terry Lambert, M.S. Thesis: "The Utilization of Industrial By-Products to Reduce Radon Gas Egression in Concrete," Department of Civil Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, in progress.
Jay Maas, M.S. Thesis: "Laboratory Assessment of Cementitious Coatings as a Barrier to Radon Gas Entry," Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, in progress.
Yoon-Suk Nam, Ph.D. Thesis: "Experiment and Modeling of Electro-Osmotic Pulsing Technology to Eliminate Radon Gas Egression," Department of Civil Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, in progress.
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