Selenium phytoremediation in wild plants growing naturally in the Gumuskoy (Kutahya) mining area, Turkey

AHMET, SASMAZ and BUNYAMIN, AKGUL and MERVE, SASMAZ (2015) Selenium phytoremediation in wild plants growing naturally in the Gumuskoy (Kutahya) mining area, Turkey. In: Second International Conference on Advances in Applied Science and Environmental Technology - ASET 2015, 28-29 August, 2015, Bangkok, Thailand.

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Abstract

This study investigated selenium uptake and transport from the soil to 12 plant species in the mining area of Gumuskoy (Kutahya), Turkey. Plant samples and their associated soils were collected and analyzed for Se content by ICP-MS. Mean Se values in the soils, roots, and shoots of all plants were 0.9, 0.6, and 0.8 mg kg−1, respectively. The mean enrichment factors for roots (ECR) and shoots (ECS) of these plants were 0.78 and 0.97. The mean translocation factors (TLF) were 1.33. These values indicate that all 12 plant species had the ability to transfer Se from the roots to the shoot, but that transfer was more efficient in plants with higher ECR and ECS. Therefore, these plants may be useful in phytoremediation in rehabilitating areas contaminated by Se because their ECR, ECS and TLFs are greater than 1.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Selenium uptake, wild plants, phytoremediation, mining area
Depositing User: Mr. John Steve
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2019 06:34
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2019 06:34
URI: http://publications.theired.org/id/eprint/1594

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