Soil pollution in Mitrovica town surroundings and absorption of heavy metals by carrot plant

Afete MUSLIU* and Seit SHALLARI

¹Agricultural University of Tirana, Faculty of Agro Environment and Ecology, Tirana, Albania

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AbstractIn this paper is studied a heavy meal presence in soil in industrial zone surroundings in Mitrovica town and its impact on the vegetable species, referring on this paper to a carrot. The town of Mitrovica, hasthe largest complex metallurgy and mining in Europe known as Trepca”, known for exploitation of lead, zinc and cadmium, which town is one of the most polluted cities in Kosovo as in air, soil and water, in particular neighbourhood of industrial zone. The purpose of this work is to make research of the impacts of the mining and metallurgical processes on the degree of pollution in industrial zone, determining, in particular, the heavy metals presence in soil and absorption of the metals by a carrot plant. To reach the results of the impact of the soil pollution to the vegetable species, we have conducted the analyses, with sophisticated equipmentUK AAS (Atomic Absorption Spectrometry), of the three samples of carrots grown in the industrial zone surroundings and the results were compared referring to the European Union standards (EC) No. 1881/2006.

Keywords: Mitrovica, Trepca, Soil pollution, Heavy metals, Carrot

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