Strontium and Calcium Relations in Plant and Soil Solution on Chornobyl-Affected Areas

  • V. V. Prorok Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
  • A. P. Ganushevich Institute for Nuclear Research, Nat. Acad. of Sci. of Ukraine
  • T. I. Makarenko Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
  • V. V. Ostashko Institute for Nuclear Research, Nat. Acad. of Sci. of Ukraine
  • L. V. Poperenko Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
  • L. Yu. Melnichenko Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Keywords: total strontium, 90Sr, calcium, transition of strontium to plant, strontium-calcium ratio, soil solution, ICP-spectrometry, radiochemistry

Abstract

Ratios Sr/Ca for natural total strontium and 90Sr/Ca in plants and in the corresponding soil solutions for three experimental lands with the “fuel” ’ type of pollution for several plants under natural conditions are determined. These lands with three different types of soil are at the Exclusion Zone of the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The obtained experimental results show that the ratio Sr/Ca in plant is equal to this ratio in the corresponding soil solution for all investigated lands and plants. Ratio 90Sr/Ca in plant exceeds this ratio in the corresponding soil solution. The ratio in the plant has positive correlation with the soil humidity for every experimental land.

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Published
2018-10-19
How to Cite
Prorok, V., Ganushevich, A., Makarenko, T., Ostashko, V., Poperenko, L., & Melnichenko, L. (2018). Strontium and Calcium Relations in Plant and Soil Solution on Chornobyl-Affected Areas. Ukrainian Journal of Physics, 59(3), 233. https://doi.org/10.15407/ujpe59.03.0233
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