Soil-to-mushroom transfer of 137Cs, 40K, alkali–alkaline earth element and heavy metal in forest sites of Izmir, Turkey

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Abstract

The present work is devoted to an investigation on the soil to mushroom transfer parameters for 137Cs and 40K radionuclides, as well as for some stable elements and heavy metals. The results of transfer factors for 137Cs and 40K were within the range of 0.06–3.15 and 0.67–5.68, respectively and the most efficiently transferred radionuclide was 40K. The TF values for 137Cs typically conformed to a lognormal distribution, while for 40K showed normal distribution. Statistically significant correlations between 137Cs soil to mushroom transfer factors and agrochemical soil properties have been revealed. Although the concentration ratios varied within the species, the most efficiently transferred elements seems to have been K, followed by Rb, Zn, Cu, Cd, S, Cs and Hg.

Keywords

Soil to mushroom transfer 137Cs 40Alkali–alkaline earth elements Heavy metals 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics, Faculty of SciencesDokuz Eylül UniversityTınaztepe-IzmirTurkey
  2. 2.Institute of Nuclear SciencesEge UniversityBornova, İzmirTurkey

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