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Title: Elemental accumulation in lichen transplants in the neighborhood of thermal power stations

Abstract

Lichens are known to be good monitors of air pollution because they easily absorb the chemical elements from air particles. Therefore, the exposure of clean lichens to a polluted region will result in an accumulation of elements emitted by the pollution sources in the lichens. In this work, samples of the lichen Parmelia sulcata were collected from olive tree stems and in a very clean area to gauge pollution. The goal is to obtain a quantitative relation between results obtained via lichens and via airborne particles.

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. ITN, Sacavem (Portugal)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
436862
Report Number(s):
CONF-9606116-
Journal ID: TANSAO; ISSN 0003-018X; TRN: 96:005275-0093
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Transactions of the American Nuclear Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 74; Conference: Annual meeting of the American Nuclear Society (ANS), Reno, NV (United States), 16-20 Jun 1996; Other Information: PBD: 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
40 CHEMISTRY; 07 ISOTOPE AND RADIATION SOURCE TECHNOLOGY; LICHENS; NEUTRON ACTIVATION ANALYSIS; AIR POLLUTION; POLLUTION SOURCES; AIR POLLUTION MONITORING

Citation Formats

Freitas, M.C., Reis, M.A., and Alves, L.C. Elemental accumulation in lichen transplants in the neighborhood of thermal power stations. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Freitas, M.C., Reis, M.A., & Alves, L.C. Elemental accumulation in lichen transplants in the neighborhood of thermal power stations. United States.
Freitas, M.C., Reis, M.A., and Alves, L.C. Tue . "Elemental accumulation in lichen transplants in the neighborhood of thermal power stations". United States.
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author = {Freitas, M.C. and Reis, M.A. and Alves, L.C.},
abstractNote = {Lichens are known to be good monitors of air pollution because they easily absorb the chemical elements from air particles. Therefore, the exposure of clean lichens to a polluted region will result in an accumulation of elements emitted by the pollution sources in the lichens. In this work, samples of the lichen Parmelia sulcata were collected from olive tree stems and in a very clean area to gauge pollution. The goal is to obtain a quantitative relation between results obtained via lichens and via airborne particles.},
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journal = {Transactions of the American Nuclear Society},
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