Volume No. 4 Issue No.: 4 Page No.: 1013-1016 April-June 2010

 

SCREENING OF HEAVY METALS IN ROAD SIDE PLANT LEAVES AT LUCKNOW CITY, INDIA

 

Ranjana Pateriya* and Asha Verma

Department of Chemistry Science and Commerce College Benezir, Bhopal, (INDIA)

 

Received on : November 02, 2009

 

ABSTRACT

 

The present work was carried out during winter season (January to March 2007). Quantitative analysis of heavy metals in plant leaves occurrence of eleven species during winter. All the analyzed metals were found in higher concentration in plants, leaves. Among all the plants, the Zizephus jujube (Ber) plant’S leaves showed the highest concentration of Cu, Pb, and Fe with a mean of 5.69, 5.65 and 48.58 ppm respectively. Cassia fistula’S leaves (Kaner), Indian species, showed the highest concentration of Cr 7.50 ppm. Cassia nodusa’S leaves (Kaner) American Species showed the highest concentration of Pb-2.41 ppm and Fe-2.07 ppm. Among five metal’S Fe and Cr were found in maximum concentrations in the plant leaves samples.

 

Keywords : Heavy metals, Digestion, Concentration, Plant leaves, AAS

 

 

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