Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2017, 65, 709-719
Published online 2017-04-30

Using Compost, Zeolite and Calcium Oxide to Limit the Effect of Chromium (III) and (VI) on the Content of Trace Elements in Plants

Maja Radziemska1, Mirosław Wyszkowski2

1Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Nowoursynowska 159, 02-776 Warsaw, Poland
2Faculty of Environmental Management and Agriculture, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Pl. Łódzki 4, 10-727 Olsztyn, Poland

The research aimed to determine the influence of Cr(III) and Cr(VI) in doses of 0 (control), 25, 50, 100 and 150 mg−1 of soil as well as compost, zeolite and CaO additives on the content of heavy metals in the spring oilseed rape (Brassica napus var. oleifera) and yellow lupine (Lupinus luteus L.). The contents of heavy metals (Cr, Zn, Ni, Cu) in plants, were determined using the method of spectrophotometry. All of the investigated element contents in the tested plants differed significantly in the case of applying amendments to the soil, as well as increasing concentrations of Cr(III) and Cr(VI). In the series without additives in soils containing Cr(III) and Cr(VI), rapeseed was characterized by a higher average content of Cr than yellow lupine. Compost most noticeably limited the negative effect of chromium. Cr(VI) modified the contents of trace elements in the tested plants more significantly than Cr(III).


The research was conducted as part of a project no N305 1059 33 and supported by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education.


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