By Dr. Robert Guderian (auth.)
Emissions of gaseous air toxins have elevated within the final years inspite of elevated controls and main issue for air caliber. Predictions of destiny improvement additionally point out extra elevate in emissions has to be anticipated. From an in depth research of gas use in traditional energy crops in and for household heating, Brocke and Schade (1971) and Schade (1975) are expecting that sulfur dioxide (S02) emissions within the Federal Republic of Germany increases from '3. five million t in 1969, over four. 2 million t in 1973, to four. 6 million t in 1980. Rasch (1971) predicts that emission of hydrogen chloride (HCI) from burning of wastes increases from a gift 8000 t/year to approximately one hundred thousand t in 1980. Emission of gaseous fluoride compounds, in North Rhine Westphalia by myself, are anticipated to extend from 7500 t in 1969 to 8800 t in 1985 (MAGS, 1972). comparable predic tions have additionally been made within the united states (Heggestadt and Heck, 1971). A doubling of S02 emissions from oil and especially coal-fired strength vegetation is predicted among 1960 and 1980 (Wood, 1968; Lewis et aI. , 1974). whilst it really is thought of that overall regulate of air toxins is technically and particularly economically very unlikely, it is necessary that, sooner or later, emissions are managed inside a technical and fiscal framework to such an quantity that ambient pollutant concentrations close to the floor current no threat to guy or his setting (BImSchG, 1974).
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Abies) needles (Table 10). The extent of needle injury was significantly less than the nonfertilized controls only on plants supplied with 9 g (NH4hS04/81 pot. An increase in plant sensitivity after addition of large 41 Nutrition Table 10. ~}X= 16 18g (NH 4hS04/pot Degree of injuryb 15}X=16 17 270 h . 15 " Average of two mixed samples of five plants each. b Average of two evaluations of 10 plants each of spruce clone GA 22. Table 11. lg HF/m 3 without P20S 10mg P2 0s/loo g soil 20 mg P2 0 s/loo g soil 40 mg P2 0 s/loo g soil 80mg P2 0 s/lOOg soil 1960 2230 2420 2430 3390 90±30 b N onfumigated control 192 h .
The relatively few studies on effects of pollutants in combination allow no quantitative statements on the hazards to vegetation exposed to such pollutant complexes. In general, however, the risk of injury to vegetation is greater when several pollutants occur together. 5 Significance of External and Internal Growth Factors External growth factors are those determined through edaphic and climatic conditions. Internal growth factors are expressed in the specific degree of resistance of the plant.
Thomas and Hendricks (1956) report that sensitivity is reduced to one tenth when relative humidity drops from 100% to almost 0%. The extent to which S02 uptake and degree of injury are dependent on humidity is exemplified by the following growth chamber experiment with red clover (T. , sativum, Red Head). 6 mg S02/m3 air, for 80 h, plants grown under 90% relative humidity had accumulated a significantly larger amount of sulfur than those grown at 40% (Table 9). This experiment primarily indicates a change in uptake rate.