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dc.creatorTodorović, Dragana
dc.creatorPopović, Dragana
dc.creatorAjtić, Jelena
dc.creatorNikolić, Jelena
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-03T13:45:32Z
dc.date.available2020-06-03T13:45:32Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.issn0944-1344
dc.identifier.urihttp://vet-erinar.vet.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/1058
dc.description.abstractLeaves of linden (Tilia tomentosa L. and Tilia cordata Mill.) and horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum L.) were analysed as biomonitors of radionuclides in urban air. Samples of soils, leaves and aerosols were collected in Belgrade, Serbia. Activities of Cs-137, K-40, Pb-210 and Be-7 in the samples were measured on an HPGe detector by standard gamma spectrometry. Soil-to-leaves transfer factors were calculated. Students t test and linear Pearson correlation coefficients were used for statistical analysis. Differences in local conditions at the sampling sites were not significant, and the mechanisms of the radionuclides accumulation in both plant species are similar. Ceasium-137 was detected in some of the leaf samples only. Transfer factors for Cs-137 and K-40 were (0.03-0.08) and 1.3, respectively. The concentrations of Pb-210 and Be-7 in leaves were higher in autumn than in spring, and there were some similarities in their seasonal patterns in leaves and in air. Weak to medium correlation was obtained for the Pb-210 and Be-7 activities in leaves and aerosols. Large positive correlation was obtained for the Pb-210 activities in linden leaves and the mean activity in aerosols for the preceding months. Different primary modes of radionuclides accumulation in leaves were observed. Since large positive correlation was obtained for the Pb-210 activity in linden leaves and the mean in aerosols for the preceding months, mature linden leaves could be used as biomonitors of recent Pb-210 activity in air.en
dc.publisherSpringer Heidelberg, Heidelberg
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MESTD/Integrated and Interdisciplinary Research (IIR or III)/43007/RS//
dc.rightsrestrictedAccess
dc.sourceEnvironmental Science and Pollution Research
dc.subjectRadionuclidesen
dc.subjectTree leavesen
dc.subjectSoilsen
dc.subjectAerosolsen
dc.subjectBiomonitorsen
dc.subjectHigher plantsen
dc.subjectUrban airen
dc.subject"Soil-to-leaves" transfer factoren
dc.titleLeaves of higher plants as biomonitors of radionuclides (Cs-137, K-40, Pb-210 and Be-7) in urban airen
dc.typearticle
dc.rights.licenseARR
dcterms.abstractТодоровић, Драгана; Николић, Јелена; Aјтић, Јелена; Поповић, Драгана;
dc.citation.volume20
dc.citation.issue1
dc.citation.spage525
dc.citation.epage532
dc.citation.other20(1): 525-532
dc.citation.rankM21
dc.identifier.wos000313071900054
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11356-012-0940-y
dc.identifier.pmid22562351
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-84872004291
dc.identifier.rcubconv_1869
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