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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2016; 4(2):235-240 |  Available online,July 23, 2016


Dust retaining potential of Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsl.) A. Gray


 


 


Joshi Nitesh1*,  Joshi Ambika2 and  Bist Bharati1

  

1Department of  Botany,  Rizvi  College  of Arts, Science and Commerce, Bandra West, Mumbai - 400050, Maharashtra, India

2Department of Botany, Jai hind College, Churchgate, Mumbai - 400020, Maharashtra, India

*Corresponding Author: niteshcjoshi@gmail.com

 

 

Received: 05.05.2016   |    Accepted: 16.06.2016   |   Published : 23.07.2016

The suspended particulate matter or dust is one of the many pollutants present in the atmosphere. It is a renowned fact that vegetation helps in reducing dust concentrations in environment by acting as sink for air pollutants. Dust fall studies done on a perennial herb Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsl.)A.Gray at 10 different sites selected throughout the industrial area of Tarapur implies that in comparison to Control site readings, all the other sites had considerably high dust fall values throughout the 2 dry seasons i.e. from October 2012 to May -2013. Severely affected months in the entire study period were October, November, December and January. Sampling sites in closer proximities to vehicular and industrial pollution sources showed highest accumulation of foliar dust. 

 

Keywords: Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsl.) A. Gray,  Tarapur, Dust fall.

 

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Cite this article as:

Bist Bharati, Joshi Nitesh and Joshi Ambika (2016) Dust retaining potential of Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsl.) A. Gray, International J. of Life Sciences, 4 (2): 235-240.

 

 

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