Publisher: Bachudo Science Co. Ltd

Compartmental Model For Uptake of Cs By Pine In Forest Soil

G. H. Ben- Bolie, A. P. Owono, F. H. P. Ekobena, C. R. Abega
KEYWORDS: forest, 137 Cs transfer, compartmental model, pine.

ABSTRACT:

A compartmental model of soil to pine tree transfer of 137 Cs following the Chernobyl nuclear accident is presented The model was validated using data collected in 1996 at five sites in Northern Ukraine. The transfer constant& of 137Cs between model compartments are estimated using a semi-empirical method. The concentration ratios obtained show similar observed and predicted result at Ditiatki and Pripiat 1 & 2, while predicted values were not close to observed values at Kopachi and Pripiat 3 sites. The dMSion of the trunk - and the bark into three parts is shown to be useful and the branches, needles and bark are demonstrated to be reservoir compartments.


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