The effect of bottom sediment supplement on heavy metals content in plants (Zea mays) and soil

Agnieszka Baran , Czesława Jasiewicz , Marek Tarnawski


Important aspect of bottom sediments is the problem of their management or disposal after their extraction from the bottom of rivers, dam reservoirs, ports, channels or ponds. The research aimed at an assessment of potential environmental management of bottom sediment used as an admixture to light soil basing on its effect on contents of heavy metals in plants and soil. The research was conducted on light soil with granulometric structure of weakly loamy sand. The bottom sediment was added to light soil in the amount of 0 (control) 5, 10, 30 i 50%. The test plant was maize (Zea mays), “Bora” c.v. The sediment applied in the presented research revealed high share of silt and clay fractions, alkaline pH and low contents of heavy metals, therefore it may be used as an admixture to the above mentioned soils to improve their productivity. The applied bottom sediment to the soil affected a decreased in Zn, Cd and Pb content in maize in comparison with the treatment without the deposit whereas increased content of Cu, Cr and Ni. No exceeded permissible content of heavy metals concerning plant assessment in view of their forage usability were registered in maize biomass.
Author Agnieszka Baran (FoAE / DoAaECh)
Agnieszka Baran,,
- Department of Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry
, Czesława Jasiewicz (FoAE / DoAaECh)
Czesława Jasiewicz,,
- Department of Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry
, Marek Tarnawski (FoEEaLS / DoHEaG)
Marek Tarnawski,,
- Department of Hydraulic Engineering and Geotechnics
Journal seriesE3S Web of Conferences, [Environment, energy and earth sciences web of conferences], ISSN 2267-1242, (0 pkt)
Issue year2013
Publication size in sheets0.3
Conference16th International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment (ICHMET 2012), 22-09-2012 - 27-09-2012, Rzym, Włochy
Keywords in Englishbottom sediment, heavy metals, maize, utilization of bottom sediments
Internal identifierWIŚIG/2013/231
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); author's original; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); after publication
Score (nominal)15
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FinansowanieScientific work financed the budget for science Research Grant No. N N205 295037 “Assestement of the posiibility of agriculture use reservoir bottom sediments” (2009-2012)
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