Semnan University of Medical Sciences

Research and Technology Vice Chancellor

Alahabadi, Ahmad and Ehrampoush, Mohammad Hassan and Miri, Mohammad and Ebrahimi Aval, Hamideh and Yousefzadeh, Samira and Ghaffari, Hamid Reza and Ahmadi, Ehsan and Talebi, Parvaneh and Abaszadeh Fathabadi, Zeynab and Babai, Fatemeh and Nikoonahad, Ali and Sharafi, Kiomars and Hosseini-Bandegharaei, Ahmad (2017) A comparative study on capability of different tree species in accumulating heavy metals from soil and ambient air. Chemosphere. pp. 459-467.

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Abstract

Heavy metals (HMs) in the urban environment can be bio-accumulated by plant tissues. The aim of this study was to compare fourteen different tree species in terms of their capability to accumulate four airborne and soilborne HMs including; zinc (Zn), copper (Cu), lead (Pb), and cadmium (Cd). Samplings were performed during spring, summer, and fall seasons. To compare bioaccumulation ability, bio-concentration factor (BCF), comprehensive bio-concentration index (CBCI), and metal accumulation index (MAI) were applied. Species with the highest accumulation for single metal which shown using BCF did not have the highest CBCI and MAI. Based on CBCI and MAI, Pinus eldarica (7.74), Wistaria si