Technetium in the Environment

  • G. Desmet
  • C. Myttenaere

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. B. Bohn, H. J. Luxenburger, H. Schüttelkopf
    Pages 29-36
  3. E. Holm, J. Rioseco, A. Aarkrog, H. Dahlgaard, L. Hallstadius, B. Bjurman et al.
    Pages 53-59
  4. E. Holm, J. Rioseco, S. Mattsson
    Pages 61-68
  5. A. Aarkrog, H. Dahlgaard, L. Hallstadius, E. Holm, S. Mattsson, J. Rioseco
    Pages 69-78
  6. B. G. Blaylock, M. L. Frank, F. O. Hoffman, D. L. DeAngelis
    Pages 79-89
  7. R. E. Wildung, T. R. Garland, K. M. McFadden, C. E. Cowan
    Pages 115-129
  8. Marsha I. Sheppard, S. C. Sheppard
    Pages 131-141
  9. L. Van Loon, M. Stalmans, A. Maes, A. Cremers, M. Cogneau
    Pages 143-153
  10. M. García-León, C. Piazza, G. Madurga
    Pages 169-177
  11. Ch. Hanke, B. Jährling, K. H. Lieser
    Pages 179-187
  12. C. Benco, S. Cannarsa, I. Ceppodomo, A. Zattera
    Pages 217-227
  13. B. Mania, Z. Moureau, D. Van Der Ben, J. Van Baelen, C. Verthe, J. M. Bouquegneau et al.
    Pages 229-244

About this book

Introduction

Since the discovery of technetium (in 1937, by Perrier and Segre), technetium-99 and technetium-99m have become most familiar in the specialised literature, the behaviour of the former being of concern regarding its health impact, the latter having been used intensively in medical tests for many years. The knowledge of the characteristics and behaviour of this element in nature is currently increasing exponentially. It has become clear, however, that there is still a serious shortage of information needed to assess properly its burden and impact on man and his environment. Technetium may indeed be released from nuclear installations or as a waste product from medical applications. It is generally considered to be highly mobile as the anion TcOi, but it is also suspected to be readily reduced in soils and metabolised in living beings into lower oxidation states. The seminar was planned to analyse thoroughly the experimental results obtained up to now and to make recommendations of specific issues requiring further research. This book presents the papers of the different sessions in the order of presentation, and the conclusions drawn by three discussion groups which dealt separately with: problems of sources and distribution of man-made technetium and its radiological consequences; the chemical behaviour of technetium in different ecosystems; biochemical reactions and binding with macromolecules in various life systems. vi Preface The editors, together with the Programme Committee of the Seminar, wish to express their gratitude to the chairmen of the different sessions for their summary of the group discussions.

Keywords

ecosystem environment health marine environment soil sorption

Editors and affiliations

  • G. Desmet
    • 1
  • C. Myttenaere
    • 1
  1. 1.Commision of the European CommunitiesRadiation Protection ProgrammeUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-4189-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8361-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4189-2
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