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 4
Impact of detergents on soil nutrients, morphology, growth and minerals in leaves of Amaranthus Dubius

Aiswarya Heman, Rajani V, Dhanya SR

Detergents containing anionic surfactants were used to prepare the irrigation solutions. The irrigation solutions were prepared by dissolving 40% of liquid detergents with 60% of water. Five different detergents used for the study are Surf Excel, Pril, Comfort, Lizol and Vivel. Plant growth studies were carried out using six polyethylene bags filled with soil among which one served as the control. The results of the growth studies revealed that the presence of certain detergents reduced the shoot height, number of leaves and shoot size of the plant. Mineral estimation studies in the leaves of the plant also showed that detergents Lizol and Pril increased the mineral nutrient content in plants. Increased concentration of detergents like Lizol increased pH 7.8, decreased soil Nitrogen content 168Kg/ha, increased Electrical conductivity 0.98mhos/cm, Phosphorus 201Kg/ha, Potassium 152kg/ha and Organic carbon content of the soil 2.53%. Therefore, it can be concluded that detergents with high concentration of salts and surfactants like Lizol and Pril are unhealthy for plant growth and brings about unfavourable changes in the mineral nutrient content of the plant and soil physiochemistry.
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Aiswarya Heman, Rajani V, Dhanya SR. Impact of detergents on soil nutrients, morphology, growth and minerals in leaves of Amaranthus Dubius. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2020; 2(4): 409-416.