Impact of Cesium on Plants and the Environment

Editors: Gupta, Dharmendra K., Walther, Clemens (Eds.)

  • Provides extensive and comprehensive knowledge to researchers and academicians working in the field of radiocesium contaminated sites
  • Is a resource for graduate and undergraduate students specializing in radioecology or safe disposal of radiocesium contaminated waste, remediation of legacies and the impact on natural and man-made environment
  • Covers recent advancements in radiocesium chemistry, how they enter into the natural environment, it’s impact on natural as well as man-made systems, and it’s ecological risk characterization for soil, plants and wildlife interaction
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This book provides extensive and comprehensive knowledge to the researchers/academics who are working in the field of cesium contaminated sites, and the impact on plants. This book is also helpful for graduate and undergraduate students who are specializing in radioecology or safe disposal of radioactive waste, remediation of legacies and the impact on the environment. Radiocesium (137Cs and 134Cs) was released into the environment as a result of nuclear weapons testing in 1950s and 1960s (~1x1018 Bq), and later due to the Chernobyl accident in 1986 (8.5x1016 Bq) and Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in 2011 (~1x1017 Bq). 137Cs is still of relevance due to its half-life of 30 years. The study of radioisotope 137Cs is important, as production and emission rates are high compared to other radioisotopes, due to high fission yield and high volatility.
This book contains original work and reviews on how cesium is released into the environment on translocation from soil to plants and further on to animals and into the human food chain. Separate chapters focus on the effective half-life of cesium in plants and on how different cultivars are responding in accumulation of cesium. Other key chapters focus on cesium impact on single cells to higher plants and also on remediation measures as well as on basic mechanism used for remedial options and analysis of transfer factors. The book rounds off by contributions on cesium uptake and translocation and its toxicity in plants after the Chernobyl and Fukushima accidents.

About the authors

Dharmendra K. Gupta is Sr. Scientist of Environmental Biotechnology and already published more than 70 refereed research papers/review articles in peer reviewed journals and edited nine books. His field of research includes abiotic stress by heavy metals/radionuclides and xenobiotics in plants; antioxidative system in plants, environmental pollution (heavy metal/radionuclide) remediation through plants (phytoremediation).
Clemens Walther is professor of radioecology and radiation protection and director of the Institute for Radioecology and Radiation Protection at the Leibniz Universität Hannover. He published more than 100 papers in peer reviewed journals. His field of research is actinide chemistry with a focus on solution species and formation of colloids, ultra-trace detection and speciation of radionuclides in the environment by mass spectrometry and laser spectroscopy.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Distribution of Caesium in Soil and its Uptake by Plants

    Dubchak, Sergiy

    Pages 1-18

  • Factors Influencing the Soil to Plant Transfer of Radiocaesium

    Guillén, J. (et al.)

    Pages 19-33

  • Role of Mycorrhizal Fungi in Caesium Uptake by Plants

    Dubchak, Sergiy

    Pages 35-50

  • Influence of Biologically Active Preparations on Caesium-137 Transition to Plants from Soil on the Territories Contaminated after Chernobyl Accident

    Shchur, Alexander (et al.)

    Pages 51-70

  • The Distribution of 137Cs in Selected Compartments of Coniferous Forests in the Czech Republic

    Suchara, Ivan

    Pages 71-99

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-41525-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-41524-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Impact of Cesium on Plants and the Environment
Editors
  • Dharmendra K. Gupta
  • Clemens Walther
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-41525-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-41525-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-41524-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 319
Number of Illustrations and Tables
33 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
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