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Behavior and Impact of Zirconium in the Soil–Plant System: Plant Uptake and Phytotoxicity

Shahid, Muhammad and Ferrand, Emmanuel and Schreck, Eva and Dumat, Camille Behavior and Impact of Zirconium in the Soil–Plant System: Plant Uptake and Phytotoxicity. (2013) Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 221. 107-127. ISSN 0179-5953

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-4448-0_2

Abstract

Because of the large number of sites they pollute, toxic metals that contaminate terrestrial ecosystems are increasingly of environmental and sanitary concern (Uzu et al. 2010, 2011; Shahid et al. 2011a, b, 2012a). Among such metals is zirconium (Zr), which has the atomic number 40 and is a transition metal that resembles titanium in physical and chemical properties (Zaccone et al. 2008). Zr is widely used in many chemical industry processes and in nuclear reactors (Sandoval et al. 2011; Kamal et al. 2011), owing to its useful properties like hardness, corrosion-resistance and permeable to neutrons (Mushtaq 2012). Hence, the recent increased use of Zr by industry, and the occurrence of the Chernobyl and Fukashima catastrophe have enhanced environmental levels in soil and waters (Yirchenko and Agapkina 1993; Mosulishvili et al. 1994 ; Kruglov et al. 1996).

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Additional Information:Thanks to Springer editor. The definitive version is available at http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-1-4614-4448-0_2
HAL Id:hal-00815305
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Other partners > COMSATS Institute of Information Technology - CIIT (PAKISTAN)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire - IRSN (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UPS (FRANCE)
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Deposited By: Virginie CHEVALLEREAU
Deposited On:05 Apr 2013 07:28

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