Heavy metals and macronutrients transfer from soil to pinus Sylvestris L.

Neringa Pundyte, Edita Baltrenaite, Paulo Pereira, Dainius Paliulis

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Abstract

Forest soil near pollution sources receives large amounts of heavy metals because of rapid urbanization and industrialization. Heavy metals from soils are easily accumulated on trees. The transfer factors of heavy metals of lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn) and macronutrients potassium (K) and magnesium (Mg) were determined from soil to tree (Pinus sylvestris L.) in contaminated and control sites. The differences among transfer factors for both sites were discussed. The higher transfer value of heavy metals and macroelements to wood was associated with higher element concentration in the soil and the uptake of an element by a tree which is primarily dependent on the tree species, its inherent controls, and the soil quality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th International Conference on Environmental Engineering, ICEE 2011
PublisherVilnius Gediminas Technical University Publishing House "Technika"
Pages308-312
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9789955288312
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Conference on Environmental Engineering, ICEE 2011 - Vilnius, Lithuania
Duration: May 19 2011May 20 2011

Other

Other8th International Conference on Environmental Engineering, ICEE 2011
CountryLithuania
CityVilnius
Period5/19/115/20/11

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Keywords

  • Heavy metals
  • Macronutrients
  • Pinus sylvestris L.
  • Soil contamination
  • Transfer factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering

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Pundyte, N., Baltrenaite, E., Pereira, P., & Paliulis, D. (2011). Heavy metals and macronutrients transfer from soil to pinus Sylvestris L. In 8th International Conference on Environmental Engineering, ICEE 2011 (pp. 308-312). Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Publishing House "Technika".