Effect of industrial effluents on crop plants

Somashekar, R.K. and Gowda, M.T.G. and Shettigar, S.L.N. and Srinath, K.P. (1984) Effect of industrial effluents on crop plants. Indian Journal of Environmental Health, 26 (2). pp. 136-146. ISSN 0367827X

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Abstract

Data on the effect of industrial effluents from a paper factory, an automobile plant, a textile factory and the food and paper industry on soil properties,seegermination and seedling growth have been presented. The effluents of all the factories were alkaline an contained variable amounts of plant nutrient such as Ca, Mg, B, Fe and Cu. They also contained other toxic metals and minerals like Na, K and P and nitrate nitrogen concentrations. The oxidizable organic matter content of all the effluents except those from the automobile plant is very high. The raw effluents altered the physico-chemical properties of the treated soil and they were responsible for reduction in the rate of germination of seeds. Diluted effluents, however, showing a favourable effect of effluents on seedling growth have been investigated. Data on the effect of industrial effluents from a paper factory, an automobile industry, a textile factory and food and paper industry on soil properties, seed germination and seedling growth have been presented. The effluents of all the factories were alkaline and contained variable amounts of plant nutrient such as Ca, Mg, B, Fe and Cu. They also contained other toxic metals and minerals like Na, K and P and nitrate nitrogen in varying concentrations. The oxidizable organic matter content of all the effluents except from the automobile industry is very high. The raw effluents altered the physico-chemical properties of the treated soil, and they were responsible for reduction in the rate of germination of seeds. Diluted effluents, however, showed favorable effect of effluents on seedling growth.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: AUTOMOBILE PLANTS - Effluents; FARMS - Crops; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS - Effluents; PAPER AND PULP MILLS - Effluents; TEXTILE MILLS - Effluents, CROP PLANTS; SEED GERMINATION; SEEDLING GROWTH, SOIL POLUTION, heavy metal; industrial effluent; trace element, crop; effluent toxicity; higher plant; intoxication; nonhuman; soil
Subjects: Faculty of Science > Environmental and Biological Sciences > Botany
Divisions: Jnana Bharathi / Central College Campus > Department of Botany
Depositing User: Mr. Kirana Kumar D
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2016 11:00
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2016 11:00
URI: http://eprints-bangaloreuniversity.in/id/eprint/230

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