Neeli Vasavi* and Naseem
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Telangana University, Nizamabad, India
*Corresponding Author: Neeli Vasavi, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Telangana University, Nizamabad, India.
Received: February 8, 2020; Published: February 19, 2020
One of the worldwide biggest problem is contamination. Contamination with heavy metals is a potential threat to the environment and the community. In certain parts of the biosphere many adverse effects of the landfills are reported. Accumulation of toxic compounds, especially of heavy metals having a highly hazardous effect, can cause undesirable changes in the biosphere with hazardous consequences. The landfill leachates loaded with pollutants like heavy metals percolates in to soil and in turn enters in to plants present around the landfill site. In the present study soil and Plant material samples were collected from contaminated soil and plants present around the landfill of Nizamabad and assessment of heavy metal was done by Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer. The experimental results showed that Copper and Arsenic concentration is higher in soil and all the determined metal concentrations are higher in plants. The presence of heavy metals more than toxic levels in soil and plant samples indicates impact on the environment and the public health and it also recommends need of Site-specific policies on heavy metal pollution control for Nizamabad landfill site.
Keywords: Heavy Metals; Pollution; Soil; Leachate; Plants; Spectrophotometer
Citation: Neeli Vasavi and Naseem. “Assessment of Heavy Metals in Contaminated Soil and Plants Around the Landfill of Nizamabad-Dist, Telangana State". Acta Scientific Agriculture 4.3 (2020): 01-03.
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