Mycoremediation: the study of transfer factor for plutonium and americium uptake from the ground

  title={Mycoremediation: the study of transfer factor for plutonium and americium uptake from the ground},
  author={Du{\vs}an Galanda and L’ubom{\'i}r M{\'a}tel and Jana Stri{\vs}ovsk{\'a} and Silvia Dulansk{\'a}},
  journal={Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry},
In our scientific research we have monitored mycoremediation’s properties of oyster mushrooms in cultivation on the soil what is contaminated by solutions with radioactive isotopes of 239Pu and 241Am with known activity. We monitored specific activities of absorbed radionuclides in fruiting bodies and chemical forms of radionuclides which were compared to calculated specific activities of two background samples of oyster mushrooms intended for consumer purpose. We determined distributive… 

Advances in the management of radioactive wastes and radionuclide contamination in environmental compartments: a review

Several anthropogenic activities produce radioactive materials into the environment. According to reports, exposure to high concentrations of radioactive elements such as potassium (40K), uranium


This work focused on phycoremediation with microalgae Dunaliella salina and Chlorella vulgaris, and an important parameter was the determination of the optimal pH values of the environment and subsequent monitoring of the radionuclide activity decline over time.

Transgenic Plants for Remediation of Radionuclides

Occurrence and remediation of naturally occurring radioactive materials in Nigeria: a review

It is commonly believed that radioactive pollution originates mainly from anthropogenic activities, yet studies have revealed that naturally occurring radioactive materials account for over 80% of

Mercury bio-extraction by fungus Coprinus comatus: a possible bioindicator and mycoremediator of polluted soils?

  • J. Falandysz
  • Biology, Medicine
    Environmental Science and Pollution Research
  • 2015
The Shaggy Ink Cap (Coprinus comatus), which is a common in wild in northern hemisphere was examined in field for potential to be used as possible bio-extractor of Hg from polluted grounds but also

Bioremediation and Phytoremediation: Best Approach for Rehabilitation of Soils for Future Use

Up to date, a large number of different methods of radionuclide immobilization in the environment have been developed and these processes can potentially be used for bioremediation of radioactively contaminated areas.

Occurrence, behavior, and human exposure and health risks of potentially toxic elements in edible mushrooms with focus on Africa

A 10-step conceptual framework for identifying, assessing, and mitigating the human health risks of PTEs in mushrooms, and future research directions are recommended.

Successful domestication of Lentinus sajor-caju from an indigenous forest in Tanzania

The successful domestication of L. sajor-caju shows the potential of SWEM being cultivated and is a stepping-stone towards more domesticated of indigenous mushroom species.



Influence of the soil bioavailability of radionuclides on the transfer of uranium and thorium to mushrooms.

  • A. BaezaJ. Guillén
  • Environmental Science
    Applied radiation and isotopes : including data, instrumentation and methods for use in agriculture, industry and medicine
  • 2006

Radioactivity of vegetables and mushrooms in Finland after the Chernobyl accident in 1986

The Finnish Centre for Radiation and Nuclear Safety determined gamma-emitting radionuclides in vegetables, fruit and mushrooms in the growing season of 1986. About 780 samples of the most common

The role of fungi in the transfer and cycling of radionuclides in forest ecosystems.

137Cs, 239,240Pu and 241Am in boreal forest soil and their transfer into wild mushrooms and berries.

Transfer parameter values in temperate forest ecosystems: a review.

A review of chitin and chitosan applications

Limits for qualitative detection and quantitative determination

A visiting professor at NIST once pointed out that our measurement professionals are given a difficult task by some of our customers. In a (macroscopically) continuum universe, we are asked to