A. Curado

About A. Curado

A. Curado, With an exceptional h-index of 11 and a recent h-index of 10 (since 2020), a distinguished researcher at Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, specializes in the field of Energy Efficiency, Indoor Air Quality, Radon Assessment and Mitigation, Thermal Comfort.

His recent articles reflect a diverse array of research interests and contributions to the field:

Radon Risk Reduction in Public Buildings with Regular Occupancy: A Case Study in Minho Region, Portugal

Radon risk assessment in a low-energy consumption school building: A dosimetric approach for effective risk management

A. Curado Information

University

Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo

Position

proMetheus Portugal

Citations(all)

325

Citations(since 2020)

272

Cited By

163

hIndex(all)

11

hIndex(since 2020)

10

i10Index(all)

13

i10Index(since 2020)

11

Email

University Profile Page

Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo

A. Curado Skills & Research Interests

Energy Efficiency

Indoor Air Quality

Radon Assessment and Mitigation

Thermal Comfort

Top articles of A. Curado

Radon Risk Reduction in Public Buildings with Regular Occupancy: A Case Study in Minho Region, Portugal

Authors

A Curado,JP Silva,SI Lopes

Journal

IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science

Published Date

2020/5/1

Radon gas is considered by the World Health Organization (WHO) as one of the most relevant indoor pollutants with proven relationship with higher lung cancer risk. Hence, indoor radon exposure in badly ventilated and extensively occupied rooms increases drastically the risk of health problems. Due to the geological nature of local soil, the Northwest region of Portugal is critical concerning indoor radon exposure. The new legislation is already in force to combat the problem by adopting a remediation strategy in order to reduce the occupants' risk in local buildings. However, a remediation strategy involves not only manual or automatic mitigation actions to reduce indoor radon concentration, but also awareness-raising campaigns developed amongst buildings occupants and local community making part of an action plan to deal with the problem. In this paper we present a new case study of 15 public buildings …

Radon risk assessment in a low-energy consumption school building: A dosimetric approach for effective risk management

Authors

António Curado,João P Silva,Sérgio I Lopes

Journal

Energy Reports

Published Date

2020/2/1

A high-occupancy elementary school building recently retrofitted, with low energy consumption and no central climatization systems for heating, cooling and ventilation, located in the North region of Portugal was widely monitored to assess radon risk as a measure of indoor air quality. The experimental campaign was implemented in the spring of 2018 and during a period of one month, the radon gas concentration was continuously assessed. The main goal of the study is to evaluate the influence of variables such as the occupancy, the location of the monitored rooms and ventilation actions that were undertaken, to effectively evaluate the risk to radon exposure in a scenario of very low energy spent for heating, cooling and ventilation. The final results showed that 46% of the rooms exceeded the limit of 300 Bq.m−3 imposed by the Portuguese legislation in force. However, when considering a dosimetric approach …

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A. Curado FAQs

What is A. Curado's h-index at Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo?

The h-index of A. Curado has been 10 since 2020 and 11 in total.

What are A. Curado's top articles?

The articles with the titles of

Radon Risk Reduction in Public Buildings with Regular Occupancy: A Case Study in Minho Region, Portugal

Radon risk assessment in a low-energy consumption school building: A dosimetric approach for effective risk management

are the top articles of A. Curado at Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo.

What are A. Curado's research interests?

The research interests of A. Curado are: Energy Efficiency, Indoor Air Quality, Radon Assessment and Mitigation, Thermal Comfort

What is A. Curado's total number of citations?

A. Curado has 325 citations in total.

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