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Bio monitoring of Suspended particulate matter and its effect on Relative Water Content and pH of selected Roadside plants in the urban areas of Mizoram, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Environmental Science, Mizoram University, Tanhril, Aizawl 796004, Mizoram, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 4, Issue (6), Pages 59-62, June,22 (2015)

Abstract

The signification increased in particulate pollution in the past few years cause serious deleterious effect on the living environment. The need of the hour is the abatement of this threading effect from the pollution. The present study on the biomonitoring of Suspended Particulates Matter (SPM) through selected roadside five plants species (Artocarpusheterophylla, Bauhuniaverigata, Delonixregia, Ficusbenghalensis and Ficusreligiosa at different sites in urban area of Aizawl city determine tolerant species to air pollution in the prevailing atmospheric conditions. The physical parameters including Dust Deposition Capacity, pH and Relative Water Content of the plant were analyzed in order to check the effect of dust on the plants. Ficusbenghalalensis (Banyan), Artocarpusheterophylla (Jack fruit) and Ficusreliogosa(Peepal) plants have more tolerance of dust attraction and its effect to Relative Water content and pH is minimal.

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