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Research Paper | Civil Engineering | India | Volume 4 Issue 7, July 2015
Effects of Dustfall on Vegetation
Abstract: Dust pollution is important issue to be considered to maintain the safe quality of ambient air. Crushing units operating for production of large quantity of aggregates deposits dust particles in surrounding atmosphere. The plants and land exposed to heavy dust pollution shows variations according to the density of falling dust particles. The cover formed by deposition of dust particles decrease the pigmentation of plant leaves. The physical and chemical properties of plant tissues can change by such large dust pollution. The behavior of plant body cells depends upon the chemical properties of dust particles. Chemicals such as lead, iron, compounds of calcium etc. present in dust particles deposits on plant body and thereafter undergo changes with respect change in atmospheric conditions. Grasslands surrounded by crushing industries are being covered by large dust particles. The selected area for this research is under the influence of many crushing units. This experimentation has focused on the effect of dust pollution on plant bodies exposed to heavy dustfall. The effect of dust particles on grassland, crops, and trees were observed for few weeks. The experimental study carried out for South Katraj region shown unwanted results.
Keywords: South Katraj, dust deposition, vegetation, effects of Crushing Industries
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 7, July 2015,
Pages: 2184 - 2188