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Polonium 210Po in the phytobenthos from Puck Bay

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The aim of the work was to determine the 210Po content in phytobenthos species (seaweeds and angiosperms) from Puck Bay (southern Baltic). Alpha spectrometry was used to measure and calculate the activities and concentrations of polonium 210Po in the phytobenthos. The activity of 210Po in Puck Bay waters was determined to estimate the bioconcentration factors (BCF) of these plants. The 210Po concentration in water was estimated at 0.25 mBq dm−3. The lowest polonium concentration in the phytobenthos was found in Cladophora rupestris (0.12 Bq kg−1 wet wt.), the highest in Chara crinita (1.12 Bq kg−1 wet wt.). Polonium is accumulated in these phytobenthos species; the bioconcentration factors (BCF) ranged from 450 to 4400.

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The article was received on 21 Oct 2002, accepted on 31 Jan 2003 and first published on 10 Feb 2003

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B210341A
J. Environ. Monit., 2003,5, 308-311

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    Polonium 210Po in the phytobenthos from Puck Bay

    B. Skwarzec, J. Ulatowski, D. I. Strumińska and J. Falandysz, J. Environ. Monit., 2003, 5, 308
    DOI: 10.1039/B210341A

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