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Main Title Ruthenium : its behavior in plant and soil systems /
Author Brown, Kenneth Warren, ; Brown, K. W.,
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab., Las Vegas, Nev. Monitoring Systems Research and Development Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory, Monitoring Systems Research and Development Division, for sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-600/3-76-019
Stock Number PB-251 107
OCLC Number 02368492
Subjects Ruthenium ; Plants--Effect of radioactive pollution on ; Radioactive substances in soils ; Soils, Radioactive substances in
Additional Subjects Soil physics ; Ruthenium ; Soil science ; Plant ecology ; Concentration(Composition) ; Radioactive wastes ; Cesium 137 ; Acidity ; Radioactive isotopes ; Absorption ; Soil microbiology ; Particle size ; Soil texture ; Availability ; Colloids ; Leaching ; Exposure ; Plant metabolism
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600/3-76-019 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/11/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/3-76-019 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/28/2000
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600/3-76-019 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-3-76-019 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-251 107 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation iv, 20 pages ; 28 cm.
The information published concerning the behavior of ruthenium in plant and soil systems is reviewed and areas needing further investigation are identified. Studies in the literature indicate that ruthenium is one of the most chemically complex elements, thereby challenging the initiative and investigative abilities of both physical and biological scientists. Ruthenium can become extremely mobile in soils at one time, and then become tightly bound the next. The retention and binding of ruthenium on soil colloids and other environmental media have been demonstrated to be both a physical and chemical phenomenon; however, these binding mechanisms have largely remained unidentified and uninvestigated. Evidence indicates that ruthenium can become incorporated into plants through either a root or foliar exposure.
"Program element 1FAO83." Includes bibliographical references (pages 16-20).