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Radiation and Environmental Biophysics

, Volume 37, Issue 2, pp 125–128 | Cite as

Determination of soil-to-plant transfer factors of 137Cs and 90Sr in the tropical environment of Bangladesh

  • A. S. Mollah
  • Aleya Begum
  • S. M. Ullah
ORIGINAL PAPER

Abstract

Soil-to-plant transfer factors (TF) of 137Cs and 90Sr have been determined for different plants/crops, such as rice, beans, peanuts, pineapple, cabbage, tomato, spinach and grass. They were obtained from radioisotope experiments on plants grown in pots under outdoor ambient tropical conditions for three growing seasons (1994–1996). In the case of 137Cs and concerning the above mentioned plants/crops, the average TFs were found to be 0.28, 0.25, 0.77, 0.19, 0.23, 0.28, 0.59 and 0.18, respectively. In the case of 90Sr, the average TFs were found to be 0.82, 0.51, 0.20, 0.82, 0.69, 0.59, 0.91 and 0.84, respectively. A minor seasonal variation was observed. This study provides a database of TFs for tropical environments to be used, e.g., for radiological safety assessment models.

Keywords

Seasonal Variation Assessment Model Safety Assessment Transfer Factor Tropical Environment 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. S. Mollah
    • 1
  • Aleya Begum
    • 1
  • S. M. Ullah
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology, Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Ganakbari, Savar, GPO Box 3787, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh, Tel.: 88-02-4191224; Fax: 88-02-863051, e-mail: asmollah@dhaka.agni.comBD
  2. 2.Department of Soil Science, University of Dhaka, BangladeshBD

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