72-133.AVAILABILITYOFHEAVYMETALSINAMARANTHUSSPINOSAANDAMARANTHUSSPECIOSADUETOSABARMATIRIVERWATERPOLLUTIONByANILKUMARSHRIVASTAVA

  • ANIL KUMAR SHRIVASTAVA

Abstract

Aquatic and semi-aquatic plants are suffered due to Sabarmati river water and sediments
which passes through the Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad. Nabhoi village situated at
Gandhinagar is less polluted locality while Vadaj situated at Ahmedabad is comparatively
more polluted locality of the research study. Heavy metals like Fe, Zn, Cu, Mn etc. are
available in water though which they enter in leaf and stem of Amaranthus spinosa and
Amaranthus speciosa. Heavy metals were analysed through Atomic Absorption
Spectrophotometer (AAS). Amaranthus spinosa leaves which was collected from less
polluted locality has 12.1632 ppm Fe, 0.9912 ppm Zn, 0.2117 ppm Cu, 1.4109 ppm Mn,
while collected from more polluted locality has 10.6236 ppm Fe, 0.9998 ppm Zn, 0.2449
ppm Cu, 2.0002 ppm Mn. Amaranthus spinosa stem which was collected from less polluted
locality has 2.1132 ppm Fe, 0.3812 ppm Zn, 0.2112 ppm Cu, 1.9216 ppm Mn, while
collected from more polluted locality has 3.4566 ppm Fe, 0.4613 ppm Zn, 0.2449 ppm Cu,
2.1003 ppm Mn. Amaranthus speciosa leaves which was collected from less polluted locality
has 9.1262 ppm Fe, 0.9885 ppm Zn, 0.1764 ppm Cu, 1.4248 ppm Mn, while collected from
more polluted locality has 5.3496 ppm Fe, 0.9925 ppm Zn, 0.2737 ppm Cu, 1.6259 ppm Mn.
Amaranthus speciosa stem which was collected from less polluted locality has 1.9296 ppm
Fe, 0.3799 ppm Zn, 0.2113 ppm Cu, 0.9213 ppm Mn, while collected from more polluted
locality has 2.1619 ppm Fe, 0.4692 ppm Zn, 0.4225 ppm Cu, 0.9398 ppm Mn. Amaranthus
spinosa is more sensitive, while Amaranthus speciosa is less sensitive towards pollution in
terms of heavy metals depositions.
KEY WORDS: Heavy metals, Amaranthus Spinosa, Amaranthus Speciosa, Sabarmati River,
Water Pollution.

Author Biography

ANIL KUMAR SHRIVASTAVA

AVAILABILITY OF HEAVY METALS IN AMARANTHUS SPINOSA AND
AMARANTHUS SPECIOSA DUE TO SABARMATI RIVER WATER
POLLUTION
ANIL KUMAR SHRIVASTAVA
SIR P. T. SHAH SCIENCE COLLEGE, MODASA,
dr_anilkshrivastava@yahoo.co.in

Published
2018-08-28
How to Cite
SHRIVASTAVA, A. K. (2018). 72-133.AVAILABILITYOFHEAVYMETALSINAMARANTHUSSPINOSAANDAMARANTHUSSPECIOSADUETOSABARMATIRIVERWATERPOLLUTIONByANILKUMARSHRIVASTAVA. LIFE SCIENCES LEAFLETS, 113 to 141. Retrieved from https://petsd.org/ojs/index.php/lifesciencesleaflets/article/view/1293