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Brudenell, A.J.P. and Collins, C.D. and Shaw, G. (2001) Deposition of gaseousradionuclides to fruit. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 52 (2-3). pp. 175-189. ISSN 0265931X

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    14C, 35S and 3H are released to the environment during the operation of gas-cooled reactors and were identified as radionuclides of interest by the BIOMASS Fruits Working Group. This paper provides a review of the deposition, uptake, allocation and loss of these radionuclides with respect to fruit and conceptual models for gaseous radionuclides. It is concluded that the mechanisms for the uptake of CO35S, HTO and 14CO2 are well understood and that their deposition velocities have been quantified. There is also a reasonable body of work on the translocation of 14C once in the crop, but much less for 35S and 3H, which are considered to follow source}sink relationships. The loss rates of the three radionuclides show large differences, with tritiumlost rapidly in the form of HTO but retained longer when converted to OBT. The losses of 14C are less and those of sulphur are minimal post fixation.When fruit crops alone are considered, the quantity of information is further reduced but predictions on possible behaviour of these radionuclide species can be made from the current knowledge. (2000) Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Gaseous deposition; Allocation; Loss; Sulphur-35; Carbon-14; Tritium
    Subjects: Biological Sciences > Biology > Applied Biology
    Biological Sciences > Biology > Environmental Biology
    Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
    Depositing User: Dr Alistair JP Brudenell
    Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2012 18:15
    Last Modified: 13 Aug 2012 18:47
    URI: http://opendepot.org/id/eprint/1326

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