UPTAKE OF CS-134 BY PLANTS FROM 3 DIFFERENT TYPES OF SOIL


DEMIREZEN U., KORU H., KOYOMA T.

JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY-ARTICLES, vol.172, no.2, pp.223-230, 1993 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 172 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf02041841
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY-ARTICLES
  • Page Numbers: pp.223-230

Abstract

In Cs-134 uptake by the roots of orchard grass and beans planted in three different lands of soil has been studied. For this purpose, a Cs-134 radionuclide solution having 0.3086 muCi/pot radioactivity was added to Ando, Serpentine and Alluial and Clay soil which were fertilized by Standard, - K, + Ca, Water limited and Control for both orchard grass and bean groups. Thus, the above mentioned groups have been harvested and left to dry. The contamination levels these plants have been detected and measured by using an HPGe detector interactively working with MCA. Finally, it has been determined that the Cs-134 uptakes depend primarily on soil characteristics. Besides the decrease in the Cs-134 activity for the plants grown in soils to which the stable cesium or potassium was added 0.011-1.38 per cent activity for the root of plants grown in free K soils was observed. Moreover, highest Cs-134 activity has been determined for the plants grown in - K fertilized soil with respect to the other soil samples.