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Document ID (ISN)104195
CIS number 05-441
ISBN(s) 83-85805-89-3
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kondzielski I., Gworek B., Buczkowski R.
Title Biological methods of remediation of the environment polluted by radionuclides
Original title Biologiczne metody remediacji środowiska zanieczyszczonego radionuklidami [in Polish]
Bibliographic information Instytut Ochrony Środowiska, ul. Krucza 5/11, 00-548 Warszawa, Poland, 2003. 55p. Illus. 158 ref.
Abstract This monograph is divided into three parts. The first lists the main characteristics of the most common sources of natural ionizing radiation and pollution by radionuclides, and provides a general description of contemporary methods used for the remediation of environments polluted by radionuclides. The second part provides detailed descriptions of microbiological methods of remediation of environments (groundwater, wastewater, soils and sediments) polluted by radionuclides, including biosorption, bioleaching and microbiological precipitation. The third part deals with the phytoremediation of soils and waters polluted by radionuclides, namely the use of green plants to absorb radioisotopes contained in soils.
Descriptors (primary) ionizing radiation; radioactive substances; environmental pollution; pollution control; disposal of radioactive waste
Descriptors (secondary) microorganisms; plants; economic aspects; sewage treatment; radiation monitoring; permissible radiation doses; water pollution; ecotoxicology
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Environmental pollution
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Ionizing radiation
Waste collection and disposal
Pollution control
Environmental pollution