LEAD (Pb) ACCUMULATION STUDY IN PLANTS AND VEGETABLES CULTIVATES AROUND COAL MINES AND POWER PLANT OF SINGRAULI DISTRICTAbstract
The study of undertaken for heavy metal Pb accumulation by fly ash and coal waste in Singrauli industrialised district of India, using atomic absorption spectrometry. Ashes from collected vegetables and plants leaves samples were analysed for the quality and quantity of Cr, Mn, Pb, Zn, Cu, As, Ni and Co and detectable levels of all were found. Pb distrusted the metabolic processes of living organisms due to variable accumulation in plants and vegetable which affected the human populations through food chain. Presence of Pb and other heavy metals in environment has become a major threat to plant and common vegetable due to their bioaccumulation tendency and toxicity. In present investigation 6 plants leaves Syzygium Cumini, Dalbergia Sissoo, Dandrocalamus Strictus, Magnifera Indica, Tectona Grandis and Azadiracta Indica and 6 common leafy vegetables Spinacia Olaracia, Solanum Tuberosam, Raphanus Sativus, Brasica Comprestis, Trogonella Fonium and Momordica charantia were studies for monitoring or observation of current status of Pb in these plant and common vegetable species growing around the industries of Singrauli district. The Soil profiling were also performed for presence of heavy metals with specificity of quality, resulted indication was observed an alarming situation in Singrauli district of India.
Rajesh Pandey *, Ved Prakash Singh and Sunil K. Pandey
Department of Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry, Awadesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa-486003, Madhya Pradesh, India
08 July, 2012
21 November, 2012
29 November, 2012
01 December, 2012