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Main Title Accumulation of atmospheric sulfur by plants and sulfur-supplying capacity of soils /
Author Noggle, J. C. ; Jones, Herbert C.
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Jones, Herbert C.
CORP Author Tennessee Valley Authority, Chattanooga. Office of Natural Resources.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher Office of Energy, Minerals, and Industry, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1979
Report Number TVA/ONR-79/10; EPA 600-7-79-109; TVA/ONR-79/109
Stock Number PB-298 875
OCLC Number 07769663
Subjects Plants--Effect of sulfur dioxide on ; Soils--Sulfur content--Texas--Tennessee Valley Region ; Air--Pollution ; Plants, Effect of sulphur dioxide on ; Soils--Texas--Tennessee Valley Region--Sulphur content
Additional Subjects Plants(Botany) ; Accumulation ; Sulfur ; Soils ; Air pollution ; Environments ; Plant ecology ; Plant physiology ; Measurements ; Experimental data ; Concentration(Composition) ; Farm crops ; Soybean plants ; Cotton plants ; Grasses ; Atmospheric conditions ; Ecosystems ; Bioaccumulation ; Fescue
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-9-79-109 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/13/2016
EJED  EPA 600-7-79-109 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 06/17/2019
EKBD  EPA-600/7-79-109 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/19/2003
ERAD  EPA 600/7-79-109 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/11/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-7-79-109 2 copies Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/01/2016
NTIS  PB-298 875 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 37 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The Tennessee Valley Authority conducted studies to measure the amount of sulfur (S) that is transferred from the atmosphere to agro-ecosystems and to determine the S-supplying capacity of soils in the Tennessee Valley. Three techniques were tested for determining the fractional contribution of the soil and the atmosphere to the total S content in field-grown plants. Soybeans, cotton, and fescue were grown in equal quantities of the same soil with a low sulfur content at three field locations and in a greenhouse with charcoal-filtered air. Technique III, which provided a direct method for calculating the amount of plant S that was derived from the soil at any location, proved to be satisfactory for measuring the amount of atmospheric S accumulated by plants. Cotton grown 4 and 3 km from coal-fired power plants accumulated 125 and 240 mg S per 100 g, but fescue accumulated only 65 and 58 mg S per 100 g at the same locations. Cotton grown near the power plants produced significantly more biomass than that grown at a location remote to sources of SO2. The S-supplying capacity of selected soils was evaluated by measuring the rate of S accumulation by fescue grown in a greenhouse with charcoal-filtered air. The rate of S mineralization in soil collected from a depth of 0 to 30 cm at five sites was about 1 mg per kilogram of soil during the 27 weeks of plant growth.
"EPA 600-7-79-109." "April 1979." Cover title. Bibliography: page 37. Milestone report. Prepared for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Office of Energy, Minerals and Industry by Office of Natural Resources, Tennessee Valley Authority. Contract Number: EPA-IAG-D8-E721-DO.