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Main Title Soil as a Sink for Atmospheric Carbon Monoxide.
Author Ingersol, R. B. ;
CORP Author Stanford Research Inst., Menlo Park, Calif.
Year Published 1971
Report Number SRI-SCU-8799-F; APRAC-CAPA-4-68 ;SRI-SCU-8799; 4-68-3;
Stock Number PB-205 890
Additional Subjects ( Soil microbiology ; Carbon monoxide) ; ( Atmospheric concentration ; Carbon monoxide) ; Plants(Botany) ; Soil chemistry ; Bacteria ; Fungi ; Temperature ; Absorption(Biology) ; Air pollution ; Biosphere ; Sinks(Biosphere)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-205 890 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 47p
Because of the increased production of carbon monoxide from man's activities, it was considered important to study the biosphere's sink for it. The report describes studies conducted to determine if soils and vegetation could serve as a sink for atmospheric carbon monoxide. This was accomplished by exposing various soils and plant samples to experimental atmospheres containing carbon monoxide. The results show that higher plants tested had no detectable capacity for decreasing carbon monoxide, soils from a wide range of ecotypes depleted carbon monoxide, prolonged exposure of soil to carbon monoxide reduced the soil's capacity to deplete carbon monoxide, soils oxidize carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide, and carbon monoxide depleting microorganisms were identified.