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Chemical speciation and bioavailability of elements in the environment and their relevance to radioecology

Desmet, G.M.; Van Loon, L.R.; Howard, B.J.. 1991 Chemical speciation and bioavailability of elements in the environment and their relevance to radioecology. Science of the Total Environment, 100. 105-124. 10.1016/0048-9697(91)90375-O

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Abstract/Summary

The commonly used terms ‘chemical speciation’ and ‘bioavailability’ are discussed and an attempt made to produce both qualitative and quantitative descriptions of their influence on the transfer of elements in the environment. The importance of considering the presence of the many different species of radionuclides which may occur in the environment is emphasized. The limitations of using concentration ratios, which take no account of the differing bioavailability of various chemical species of radionuclides, are discussed.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1016/0048-9697(91)90375-O
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Other
CEH Sections: _ Pre-2000 sections
ISSN: 0048-9697
Additional Keywords: radioecology
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 25 Jun 2012 14:12
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/17835

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