Trace Metal Pollution From Traffic in Denizli-Turkey During Dry Season
- Phoenix dactylifera /
- Microwave digestion /
- Atomic absorption spectrometry /
- Denizli /
Abstract: To determine the metal contents of date palm (Pheonix dactylifera) samples in dry season from Denizli-Turkey for investigation of heavy metal-polluted traffic. Method The levels of iron, copper, zinc, lead, cadmium,nickel, chromium, and manganese ions in the leaves of thirty five date palm (Pheonix dactylifera) samples collected from various levels of traffic in the streets of Denizli-Turkey were determined by graphite furnace or flame atomic absorption spectrometry. The wet, dry, and microwave digestion procedures for the date palm (Pheonix dactylifera) leaves were compared.The accuracy of the digestion procedures was checked using a standard reference material (IAEA-336 Lichen, SRM). Results Microwave digestion procedure for the leaves was preferred because it was more proper with respect to both time and recovery than dry and wet digestion. The levels of the heavy metal ions investigated were the highest on the samples from high traffic level. Also correlations between metal levels and traffic volume for all the metals were investigated. Conclusion In the light of our findings, the date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) leaves are suitable as a biomonitor for atmospheric heavy metal-polluted traffic. Significant correlations can be obtained between traffic levels and heavy metal concentrations.
|Citation:||UMIT DIVRIKLI, DURALI MENDIL, MUSTAFA TUZEN, MUSTAFA SOYLAK, LATIF ELCI. Trace Metal Pollution From Traffic in Denizli-Turkey During Dry Season[J]. Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, 2006, 19(4): 254-261.|