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 PAiRŚ
Alicja Boryło,,
- Laboratory of Environmental Analystics and Radiochemistry
, Grzegorz Romańczyk PAiRŚ
Grzegorz Romańczyk,,
- Laboratory of Environmental Analystics and Radiochemistry
, Bogdan Skwarzec PAiRŚ
Bogdan Skwarzec,,
- Laboratory of Environmental Analystics and Radiochemistry
Journal seriesJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, ISSN 0236-5731
Issue year2017
Vol311
No1
Pages859-869
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishmoss, lichen, polonium, uranium, activity ratio, biomonitor
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)25
ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, 20-12-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 25.0, 20-12-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 1.282 (2) - 2016=1.219 (5)
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