Event Title

Heavy Metal Contamination of Roadside Soils and Their Influence on Vascular Boundles to Medicago Sativa L.

Session

Food Science and Technology

Description

Alfalfa, also called lucerne (Medicago sativa) is an important forage crop in many countries throughout the world. Alfalfa belongs to the plant family Leguminosae, also known as Fabaceae and, like all legumes; it has the ability to fix nitrogen from the air. As a result, alfalfa is incredibly high in protein. Beyond its use in animal feed, the seeds of alfalfa can be sprouted and eaten by humans.

Alfalfa can be used medicinally to treat a variety of ailments for example, in India and China the plant has been used for centuries to relieve fluid retention and to treat kidney stones.

This study was designed to assess total contents of toxic metals (P b, Cd) in the soil and plant samples of Medicago sativa L. Roadside samples were collected from 6 different sites along highway (Lipjan-Prizren) and analyzed for heavy metals concentration using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer. Lead concentration was the highest in the soil and ranged from 13.1 to 102.4 ppm. Cadmium concentration in different distances from the road varied from 1.86 to 2.89 ppm. Statistical analysis showed a significant difference between the elements determined. It was concluded that the results obtained from this research work provide significant reference value for future studies of these areas.

Keywords:

Heavy metals, Medicago sativa L, Concentration of Pb and Cd, vascular boundles

Session Chair

Viktorija Stamatovska

Session Co-Chair

Ilmije Vllasaku

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-54-7

Location

Durres, Albania

Start Date

28-10-2017 11:00 AM

End Date

28-10-2017 12:30 PM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2017.180

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Heavy Metal Contamination of Roadside Soils and Their Influence on Vascular Boundles to Medicago Sativa L.

Durres, Albania

Alfalfa, also called lucerne (Medicago sativa) is an important forage crop in many countries throughout the world. Alfalfa belongs to the plant family Leguminosae, also known as Fabaceae and, like all legumes; it has the ability to fix nitrogen from the air. As a result, alfalfa is incredibly high in protein. Beyond its use in animal feed, the seeds of alfalfa can be sprouted and eaten by humans.

Alfalfa can be used medicinally to treat a variety of ailments for example, in India and China the plant has been used for centuries to relieve fluid retention and to treat kidney stones.

This study was designed to assess total contents of toxic metals (P b, Cd) in the soil and plant samples of Medicago sativa L. Roadside samples were collected from 6 different sites along highway (Lipjan-Prizren) and analyzed for heavy metals concentration using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer. Lead concentration was the highest in the soil and ranged from 13.1 to 102.4 ppm. Cadmium concentration in different distances from the road varied from 1.86 to 2.89 ppm. Statistical analysis showed a significant difference between the elements determined. It was concluded that the results obtained from this research work provide significant reference value for future studies of these areas.