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Effect of cement dust pollution on certain physical parameters of maize crop and soils

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Abstract

A study was undertaken in the fields near a cement factory where the cement dust is the prime pollutant to the field crops and soils. Cement dust deposit varied with the distance from the kiln and fourth and fifth leaves of maize had comparatively more dust than the first three leaves from the top. The cement dust deposited plants showed a suppression in most of the characters like leaf size, number and size of cobs and plant height when compared to plants in non-polluted fields. On comparison with the physical characters of the soils from the control field the soil from cement dust polluted field showed a decrease in water holding capacity and pore space while thermal conductivity and specific heat were more. Artificial mixtures of red and black soils with cement dust showed similar trend as those of the field sample, the black soil being affected more seriously than the red soil.
Publication Date:
Apr 01, 1975
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-85-159264
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Indian J. Environ. Health; (India); Journal Volume: 17:2
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CEMENT INDUSTRY; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; DUSTS; TOXICITY; MAIZE; CONTAMINATION; SOILS; AGE DEPENDENCE; AIR POLLUTION; CEMENTS; LEAVES; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; PLANT GROWTH; BUILDING MATERIALS; CEREALS; GRASS; GROWTH; INDUSTRY; MATERIALS; PLANTS; POLLUTION; 560303* - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology- Plants- (-1987); 510200 - Environment, Terrestrial- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989)
OSTI ID:
5195922
Research Organizations:
Tamil Nadu Agricultural Univ., Coimbatore, India
Country of Origin:
India
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: IJEHB
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 114-120
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Parthasarathy, S, Arunachalam, N, Natarajan, K, Oblisami, G, and Rangaswami, G. Effect of cement dust pollution on certain physical parameters of maize crop and soils. India: N. p., 1975. Web.
Parthasarathy, S, Arunachalam, N, Natarajan, K, Oblisami, G, & Rangaswami, G. Effect of cement dust pollution on certain physical parameters of maize crop and soils. India.
Parthasarathy, S, Arunachalam, N, Natarajan, K, Oblisami, G, and Rangaswami, G. 1975. "Effect of cement dust pollution on certain physical parameters of maize crop and soils." India.
@misc{etde_5195922,
title = {Effect of cement dust pollution on certain physical parameters of maize crop and soils}
author = {Parthasarathy, S, Arunachalam, N, Natarajan, K, Oblisami, G, and Rangaswami, G}
abstractNote = {A study was undertaken in the fields near a cement factory where the cement dust is the prime pollutant to the field crops and soils. Cement dust deposit varied with the distance from the kiln and fourth and fifth leaves of maize had comparatively more dust than the first three leaves from the top. The cement dust deposited plants showed a suppression in most of the characters like leaf size, number and size of cobs and plant height when compared to plants in non-polluted fields. On comparison with the physical characters of the soils from the control field the soil from cement dust polluted field showed a decrease in water holding capacity and pore space while thermal conductivity and specific heat were more. Artificial mixtures of red and black soils with cement dust showed similar trend as those of the field sample, the black soil being affected more seriously than the red soil.}
journal = {Indian J. Environ. Health; (India)}
volume = {17:2}
journal type = {AC}
place = {India}
year = {1975}
month = {Apr}
}