Volume No. 1 Issue No.: 2 Page No.: 151-154 October-December 200

 

POLLUTION OF SOIL DUE TO CEMENT FACTORY NEAR NARSINGARH, MADHYA PRADESH (INDIA)

 

Rashmi Jain*1 and P.L. Jain2

1. Department of Chemistry, Govt. P. G. College, Damoh (INDIA) 2. Department of Physics, Govt. P. G. College, Damoh (INDIA)

 

Received on : May 5, 2006

 

ABSTRACT

 

Nature mainly consists of air, water and soil. Imbalancing of any three causes major problems in natural process. Soil provides all the basic needs to us and is the most important medium for growing plants. Soil is one of the most important Ecological factor, which is transformed from the surface rocks and plants depend on it for their nutrition, water supply and mineral supply. Portland cement is one of the most important building material at present time. It also causes the pollution in soil as well as in water and air where cement industries are situated. Chemically cement is a mixture of calcium alumino silicate containing small amount of Cd, Pb, Fe, Ti and silica. It has been observed that constant fall of cement dust on soil causes pollution. Chemical analysis of soil in the industrial area of cement has been studied and it was observed that as the distance from factory increases, the effect of soil pollution decreases, considerably for PH, Nitrogen. Phosphorus and Potassium content. The fertility of soil is mainly because of N.P.K. contents, which is hardened by Ca aluminate and Ca silicates deposits on the soil surface, and not availability of these prime elements to the agriculture. The loss of agriculture is great hazard to the mankind for generations together.

 

Keywords : pH, Nitrogen, Phosphorous, Potassium, Minerals, Transform.

 

 

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