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Radioisotopes and global transport in the atmosphere =

(Radioaktivnye izotopy i global"nyi perenos v atmosfere)

by I. L. KarolК№

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Published by Israel Program for Scientific Translations in Jerusalem .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Atmospheric circulation.,
  • Transport theory.,
  • Atmospheric radioactivity.,
  • Troposphere.,
  • Atmosphere.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 306-321.

    StatementI.L. Karolʼ ; translated by H. Olaru ; edited by P. Greenberg.
    ContributionsGreenberg, P.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 323 p. :
    Number of Pages323
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18846583M
    ISBN 100706514890
    OCLC/WorldCa1472392

    Atmospheric Dispersion and Removal Processes To understand the dispersion of radionu- clides in the atmosphere, two processes must be considered, transport and diffusion. From so- called "instantaneous" releases, such as explo- sions or short ventings the puff of material moves away from the source with a speed and direction determined by the. Plants take up CO2 from the atmosphere and then incorporate the carbon into their tissue. Animals then eat plants and gain carbon. Carbon is used for all the tissues and molecules of living organisms, such as carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, and as an essential ingredient in DNA.

    Cesium in the Savannah River Site Environment is published as a part of the Radiological Assessment Program (RAP). It is the fourth in a series of eight documents on individual radioisotopes released to the environment as a result of Savannah River Site (SRS) operations. The earlier documents. In nuclear medicine, tracer radioisotopes may be taken orally or be injected or inhaled into the body. The radioisotope circulates through the body or is taken up only by certain tissues. Its distribution can be tracked according to the radiation it gives off. In radiotherapy, radioisotopes typically are employed to destroy diseased cells.

      In the atmosphere, there were multiple release events in the first several weeks that delivered the bulk of the radioisotopes to regions downwind. During those several weeks venting (“feed and bleed”), explosions, and fires plagued the various reactors at the facility and distributed and deposited radionuclides via atmospheric transport and. The use of short-lived positron emitters. The first plant studies using short-lived radioisotopes were performed nearly 70 years ago by Ruben et al. () in their work on photosynthesis using 11 C. Because of the short life of 11 C ( min), Ruben soon searched for and discovered a long-lived radioisotope, 14 C (half-life years) that has been used extensively in metabolite.


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