Statistical model of quality of radon measurements using electret ion chamber detectors

Journal article published in 2011 by Renáta Dubčáková, Pavel PraksORCID, Ladislav Moučka

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Abstract
This paper presents a statistical model for estimating probability, which states that a quality of radon measurements using the electret ion chamber system RM-1 will be accurate. The quality of the electret measurement was modelled as a ratio between the reference radon concentration and values measured under real conditions with varied levels of indoor radon concentration and microclimate indoor conditions. It was stated that the accuracy tolerance of measured values is 20 % of the given reference value. To estimate the uncertainty of the statistical model, the exact confidence limits for the estimated probabilities are computed. The statistical model was confirmed by an independent set of measurements. Moreover, the effect of absolute humidity on the quality estimation of electret detectors are also statistically analysed and discussed. The results of the statistical model confirm that the electret system is robust and suitable for estimation of radon concentration.