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Heavy Metal Accumulation in Leaves of Hydrocharis Morsus-Ranae L. and Biomonitoring Applications

Ludmiła Polechońska
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  • University of Wrocław, Department of Ecology, Biogeochemistry and Environmental Protection, Wrocław, Poland
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/ Małgorzata Dambiec
  • University of Wrocław, Department of Ecology, Biogeochemistry and Environmental Protection, Wrocław, Poland
Published Online: 2014-06-26 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/ceer-2014-0009

Abstract

In present study the concentrations of Hg, Mn, Zn, Fe and Cu in water, bottom sediments and leaves of Hydrocharis morsus-ranae from 11 oxbow lakes of the Odra River were determined by atomic absorption spectrometry. Trace metal concentration in water and bottom sediments were below the geochemical background, indicating no anthropogenic impact in the studied area. On average, the concentrations of metals in leaves of H. morsus ranae exceeded natural thresholds. A high bioaccumulation factors for metals were recorded. The significant positive correlations found between the content Zn, Fe and Hg of in water and in the H. morsus ranae indicate the potential use of the species in the biomonitoring of environmental contamination with these metals.

Keywords: trace metal; Hydrocharis morsus ranae; metal accumulation; biomonitoring

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*Corresponding author: University of Wrocław, Department of Ecology, Biogeochemistry and Environmental Protection, ul. Kanonia 6/8, 50-328 Wrocław, Poland, tel. +48713752011


Published Online: 2014-06-26



Citation Information: Civil And Environmental Engineering Reports, ISSN (Online) 2450-8594, ISSN (Print) 2080-5187, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/ceer-2014-0009. Export Citation

© 2014 Ludmiła Polechońska and Małgorzata Dambiec. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

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