Bioaccumulation of heavy metals in Dactylis glomerata L. growing in a calcareous soil amended with sewage sludge

O. Ortiz, J. M. Alcañiz

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Abstract

The total and DTPA-extractable concentrations of Pb, Ni, Zn, Cu, Cr and Cd were measured in a calcareous soil amended with different doses of sewage sludge under field conditions. The same metals were also measured in the roots and leaves of Dactylis glomerata at the end of the first vegetative period after the sludge was added. The root concentrations of all the metals were unrelated to their concentrations in the soil. Leaf concentrations of Zn and Cr correlated with total (Zn) and DTPA-extractable (Zn and Cr) concentrations in the soil. DTPA extraction did not appear to be very useful for evaluating the bioavailability of metals in this kind of soil as it gave very low correlation coefficients with leaf content (r = 0.684, P = 0.0049 for Zn and r = 0.557, P = 0.0249 for Cr). Concentrations of Pb, Ni, Cu, and Cd in roots and leaves of Dactylis glomerata were unrelated to the total or DTPA-extractable concentrations in the sludge-amended soil. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)545-552
JournalBioresource Technology
Volume97
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2006

Keywords

  • Calcareous soil
  • Dactylis glomerata
  • Heavy metals
  • Sewage sludge
  • Soil rehabilitation

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