Phytoremediation with Plants for Soils Polluted by Boron at Akdagmadeni Pb-Zn Mining District and Surroundings, Yozgat, Turkey

KIRAT G., Aydin N.

GAZI UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SCIENCE, vol.29, no.4, pp.963-970, 2016 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.963-970
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: Yes


The amount of elements in plants is important for biogeochemical explorations. In this study 28 plant species and soil samples were collected from boron deposit area in Akdagmadeni. Boron is determined in plants and soil samples. Additionally, statistical relations were established between the boron values of plant and soil samples. Metal pollution has become one of the most serious environmental problems. Phytoremediation utilizes plants uptake contaminants and can potentially be used to remediate metal-contaminated sites. The present study investigates boron uptake from soil by different organs ofAstragaluspycnocephalus Fischer and Verbascum euphraticum L. The concentration of this metal was measured in the roots, shoots, leaves, and the soil. Assay results show that the highest accumulation of boron was found in the roots. In addition, the determination of an enrichement coefficient and a translocation factor showed that both plant types were suitable for phytoremediation of boron.