Lichens and mosses as polonium and uranium biomonitors on Sobieszewo Island

Alicja Boryło , Grzegorz Romańczyk , Bogdan Skwarzec

Abstract

In the study the activities of polonium 210Po and uranium 234U, 238U radionuclides in moss and lichen samples were determined using the alpha spectrometry. Different lichens and mosses were collected around the Sobieszewo Island (northern Poland) and investigated for potential use as biomonitors for 210Po and 238U deposition. Mosses and lichens have a high efficiency in capturing 210Po and 238U from atmospheric fallout. The obtained results showed that 210Po, 238U concentrations are changing in analyzed thallophytes samples depending on the type of thallus.
Author Alicja Boryło (FCh / DEChR / LEAR)
Alicja Boryło,,
- Laboratory of Environmental Analystics and Radiochemistry
, Grzegorz Romańczyk (FCh / DEChR / LEAR)
Grzegorz Romańczyk,,
- Laboratory of Environmental Analystics and Radiochemistry
, Bogdan Skwarzec (FCh / DEChR / LEAR)
Bogdan Skwarzec,,
- Laboratory of Environmental Analystics and Radiochemistry
Journal seriesJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, ISSN 0236-5731, (A 15 pkt)
Issue year2017
Vol311
No1
Pages859-869
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishmoss, lichen, polonium, uranium, activity ratio, biomonitor
ASJC Classification2307 Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis; 2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health; 1607 Spectroscopy; 2310 Pollution; 2741 Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging; 2104 Nuclear Energy and Engineering; 1602 Analytical Chemistry
DOIDOI:10.1007/s10967-016-5079-8
URL http://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs10967-016-5079-8.pdf
Languageen angielski
LicenseOther; published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
Score (nominal)15
ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, 24-07-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.824; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 1.181 (2) - 2017=1.123 (5)
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