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Use of trees for reducing particulate matter pollution in air

Use of trees for reducing particulate matter pollution in air
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Author:
Kajetan Dzierżanowski, Stanisław W. Gawroński
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kajetan_dzierzanowski[at]sggw[dot]pl
Date:
13 August 2013
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Abstract: Adverse health eff ects of environmental pollution is a frequent subject of medical and veterinary studies. One of the most dangerous air contaminants is particulate matter (PM). Planting trees as biological fi lters is considered as a valuable way of reducing number of particles in air. However, there is not enough research on selecting the most effi cient plant species/varieties for accumulation of these pollutants. In this study, fi ve commonly cultivated tree species were compared: silver birch, Simon’s poplar, callery pear ‘Chanticleer’, northern red oak and Swedish whitebeam, to identify the diff erences in accumulation levels of PM on leaf surface. Results showed that all of the tested species accumulated high amounts of PM. Whitebeam and birch were most eff ective in capturing particles, while lowest levels were found on oak.

Keywords: air contamination, PM, phytoremediation, coarse particles, urban forest

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BibTeX:

@article{Dzierzanowski2011,
  author = {Kajetan Dzierżanowski, Stanisław W. Gawroński},
  title = {Use of trees for reducing particulate matter pollution in air},
  journal = {Challenges of Modern Technology},
  year = {2011},
  volume = {2},
  number = {1},
  pages = {69-73},
  url = {http://www.journal.young-scientists.eu/index.php/isuues/file/17-use-of-trees-for-reducing-particulate-matter-pollution-in-air}
}
 
 

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