OXIDATION COMMUNICATIONS, vol.39, no.1, pp.765-775, 2016 (SCI-Expanded)
The purpose of this study is to define the value of heavy metals like Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb and Zn concentrated in the F. carica bark and leaf samples collected from various places in Artvin City, Turkey. The analyses of these metals in the samples were carried out by ICP-OES. The comparisons were performed to specify whether there were any differences between the averages of the F carica leaf and bark samples in terms of heavy metal accumulation levels. According to analyses results, the contents of copper, iron, manganese, zinc, lead, nickel, cadmium and chromium (mu g g(-1), dw) in the F carica bark samples ranged from 68.88 to 88.14, 14.39 to 839.1, 0.896 to 35.39, 6.145 to 42.60, 0.113 to 1.206, 2.102 to 7.073, 0.030 to 0.180, and 2.228 to 7.747, respectively. On the other hand, for the leaf samples, the contents of heavy metals ranged from 2.801 to 26.68, 12.72 to 1605, 1.000 to 151.7, 7.383 to 40.16, 0.022 to 0.642, 0.216 to 1.849, 0.022 to 0.096, and 0.379 to 2.195, respectively. The study results showed that heavy metal concentrations in the bark samples were lower for Fe, Mn and Zn.