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dc.contributor.authorOakes, Thomas Wyatten_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:37:15Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:37:15Z
dc.date.issued1975-08-03en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-06082010-020304en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/42935
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this work was to demonstrate the effectiveness of neutron activation analysis in studying a complex environmental problem. The area chosen for study was the exhaust emitted by automobiles and its dispersion into soil and selected plants near highways. The elements chosen for this study were the major traceable components of gasoline and automobile exhaust. Variations in the concentrations of these trace elements in soil, grass and wash off the grass at various distances from two highways were investigated. Of the elements found in gasoline and in automobile exhaust, bromine most clearly indicated where some of the atmospheric components were going and, therefore, would be the most suitable element for neutron activation studies of atmospheric and turbulence modeling and possibly for following biological effects of automobile traffic.en_US
dc.format.mediumBTDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1975.O24.pdfen_US
dc.subjectRoadside ecologyen_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1975.O24en_US
dc.titleA neutron activation analysis investigation of traceable elements from automobile exhaust in roadside soil and vegetation.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNuclear Science and Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairFurr, A. Keithen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSkelly, John M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFoy, Chester L.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-06082010-020304/en_US
dc.date.sdate2010-06-08en_US
dc.date.rdate2010-06-08
dc.date.adate2010-06-08en_US


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