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Distribution of platinum group elements and other traffic related elements among different plants along some highways in Germany

Authors
Journal
The Science of The Total Environment
0048-9697
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
308
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0048-9697(02)00677-0
Keywords
  • Icp-Ms
  • Icp-Aes
  • Platinum Group Elements
  • Taraxacum Officinale(Dandelion)
  • Plantago Lanceolata(Plantain)
  • Lolium Multiflorum(Annual Ryegrass)
  • Traffic Pollution
Disciplines
  • Agricultural Science

Abstract

Abstract Using ICP-MS and ICP-AES platinum group elements (Pt, Pd, Rh, Ru and Ir) and Ce, La, Nd, Pb and Zr have been determined in street dust, Taraxacum officinale (dandelion), Plantago lanceolata (plantain) , Lolium multiflorum (annual ryegrass) , Rhytidiadelphus squarrosus (moss) and Vascellum pratense (mushrooms) collected along highways and streets in Germany during 1999. Among the plants Taraxacum officinale (dandelion) reflects most adequately the pollution with the investigated elements matching the results from street dust. A strong positive correlation between all elements determined in the plants is established. Transfer factor for Pt between soil and plants has been determined in an agricultural experiment ranging between 0.004 and 0.008 for two types of soils.

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