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Determination of metallic elements in soils and plants in industrial and urban sites

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Abstract

The first phase of a program to study metals in soils and plants in industrial and urban sites is reported. The metals analyzed were copper, cobalt, nickel, zinc, lead, and cadmium. The soil samples were taken at increasing distances from potential emission sources with respect to dominant wind directions. Ubiquitous plants, such as Tussilago farfara L., Plantago major L., Mercurialis annua L., and Agrostis velgaris With. were used as samples for differential oscillopolarographic analyses. Soil samples taken around a zinc ore roasting plant showed very high zinc contents, and irregular distribution of cadmium and copper. Plant samples taken at different distances from the plant revealed rapid reduction of the copper, zinc, and cadmium levels with increasing distance. Very high concentrations of copper were found in plants around a petroleum refinery. Leaves of Aeer platanoides variety Schwedlerii in a town contained an average of 14.1 ppM copper, 0.7 ppM cobalt, 5.4 ppM nickel, 160 ppM zinc, 145 ppM lead, and 0.08 ppM cadmium, relative to the dry weight. The findings indicate that samples should be obtained over a period of sufficient length.
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1973
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-79-014418
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Ann. Gembloux; (Belgium); Journal Volume: 79:2
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; METALS; BIOLOGICAL ACCUMULATION; PLANTS; CONTAMINATION; SOILS; CADMIUM; COBALT; COPPER; INDUSTRY; LEAD; NICKEL; PETROLEUM REFINERIES; SAMPLING; STATIONARY POLLUTANT SOURCES; TIME DEPENDENCE; URBAN AREAS; WEIGHT; WIND; ZINC; ELEMENTS; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS; TRANSITION ELEMENTS; 510200* - Environment, Terrestrial- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989); 560303 - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology- Plants- (-1987)
OSTI ID:
6590657
Country of Origin:
Belgium
Language:
French
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: AGEMA
Submitting Site:
APA
Size:
Pages: 141-149
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Delearte, E, Nangniot, P, and Impens, R. Determination of metallic elements in soils and plants in industrial and urban sites. Belgium: N. p., 1973. Web.
Delearte, E, Nangniot, P, & Impens, R. Determination of metallic elements in soils and plants in industrial and urban sites. Belgium.
Delearte, E, Nangniot, P, and Impens, R. 1973. "Determination of metallic elements in soils and plants in industrial and urban sites." Belgium.
@misc{etde_6590657,
title = {Determination of metallic elements in soils and plants in industrial and urban sites}
author = {Delearte, E, Nangniot, P, and Impens, R}
abstractNote = {The first phase of a program to study metals in soils and plants in industrial and urban sites is reported. The metals analyzed were copper, cobalt, nickel, zinc, lead, and cadmium. The soil samples were taken at increasing distances from potential emission sources with respect to dominant wind directions. Ubiquitous plants, such as Tussilago farfara L., Plantago major L., Mercurialis annua L., and Agrostis velgaris With. were used as samples for differential oscillopolarographic analyses. Soil samples taken around a zinc ore roasting plant showed very high zinc contents, and irregular distribution of cadmium and copper. Plant samples taken at different distances from the plant revealed rapid reduction of the copper, zinc, and cadmium levels with increasing distance. Very high concentrations of copper were found in plants around a petroleum refinery. Leaves of Aeer platanoides variety Schwedlerii in a town contained an average of 14.1 ppM copper, 0.7 ppM cobalt, 5.4 ppM nickel, 160 ppM zinc, 145 ppM lead, and 0.08 ppM cadmium, relative to the dry weight. The findings indicate that samples should be obtained over a period of sufficient length.}
journal = {Ann. Gembloux; (Belgium)}
volume = {79:2}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Belgium}
year = {1973}
month = {Jan}
}