Evaluation of Vegetation Near Coal-Burning Power Plants in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Part I. Sulfur Content of Foliage

R. J. Hutnik, Donald Durwood Davis, J. R. McClenahen

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Abstract

Foliage of several crop species, coniferous trees, and hardwood trees was collected annually from 1972 to 1987 at various distances and directions from a complex of coal-burning power plants in southwestern Pennsylvania. Mean sulfur levels varied with time, as well as with distance and direction of the collection sites from the nearest respective major power plant. The highest mean foliar sulfur contents were well below the levels at which nutrient imbalances within plants occur.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1440-1443
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Air Pollution Control Association
Volume39
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Pollution
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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