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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
EKAM  TVA/ONR-79/10 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 03/31/1995
EKBD  EPA-600/7-79-109 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/19/2003
ELDD  EPA-600/7-79-109 NHEERL/MED Library/Duluth,MN 03/31/2005
EOBD  EPA 600-7-79-109 NEIC Library/Denver,CO 11/19/1999 DISPERSAL
ERAD  EPA 600/7-79-109 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/11/2013
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NTIS  PB-298 875 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
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.
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.