International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences

International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences


International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 2
Evaluation of air pollution tolerance and performance index of plants growing in industrial areas

Aasawari A Tak, Umesh B Kakde

Evaluation of plants for their accumulation and absorbing capacity of air pollutants is essential for the greenbelt development in urban areas. To screen the plant’s tolerance and sensitivity biochemical parameters viz., pH of leaf extract, total chlorophyll content, ascorbic acid, relative water content, air pollution tolerance index (APTI) and air pollution performance index (API) was analyzed. Commonly available twelve plant species selected from three different industrial sites. The results of (API) and (APTI) demonstrated that Azadirachta indica, Cassia siamea, Ficus benghalensis as most tolerant plant species. As plants play an essential role in mitigating air pollution, the present study focuses on selecting the appropriate plant species for the reduction of air pollution at three industrial sites
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