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Heavy metal concentration in plants growing on the vicinity of railroad tracks: a pilot study

Heavy metal concentration in plants growing on the vicinity of railroad tracks: a pilot study
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Author:
Kajetan Dzierżanowski, Stanisław W. Gawroński
Email:
kajetan_dzierzanowski[at]sggw[dot]pl
Date:
13 August 2013
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Abstract: Railway transport is a source of various heavy metals arising from abraded metallic train elements and rails. Th ese metals accumulate in neighboring soils and may pose particular health risk for railway workers or people who simply pass through the railroad tracks. Plants are able to uptake metals from soil, thus reduce soil contamination and movement of pollutants. Individual species are characterized by diff erent accumulation effi ciency. In this study fi fteen species were examined for accumulation of 14 metals. Cerastium dubium accumulated the majority of metals most effi ciently.

Keywords: railway pollution, heavy metals, phytoextraction, herbaceous plants

Area: Natural Sciences

BibTeX:

@article{Dzierzanowski2012,
  author = {Kajetan Dzierżanowski and Stanisław W. Gawroński},
  title = {Heavy metal concentration in plants growing on the vicinity of railroad tracks: a pilot study},
  journal = {Challenges of Modern Technology},
  year = {2012},
  volume = {3},
  number = {1},
  pages = {42--45},
  url = {http://www.journal.young-scientists.eu/index.php/isuues/file/78-heavy-metal-concentration-in-plants-growing-on-the-vicinity-of-railroad-tracks-a-pilot-study}
}
 
 

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