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.
|Title of host publication||8th International Conference on Environmental Engineering, ICEE 2011|
|Publisher||Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Publishing House "Technika"|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||8th International Conference on Environmental Engineering, ICEE 2011 - Vilnius, Lithuania|
Duration: May 19 2011 → May 20 2011
|Other||8th International Conference on Environmental Engineering, ICEE 2011|
|Period||5/19/11 → 5/20/11|
- Heavy metals
- Pinus sylvestris L.
- Soil contamination
- Transfer factors
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Environmental Engineering