2014-Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit
SIPS 2014 Volume 1: Mining

Editors:Kongoli F
Publisher:Flogen Star OUTREACH
Publication Year:2014
Pages:424 pages
ISSN:2291-1227 (Metals and Materials Processing in a Clean Environment Series)
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    Limestone mine dust-effects on some plant species

    Balakrishna Gurugubelli1;
    Type of Paper: Regular
    Id Paper: 73
    Topic: 1


    The effects in terms of plant height, cover and number of leaves at bulk limestone mine industrial areas have been observed. The plants identified for this study were Azadirachta indica (L.) A.Juss, Dalbergia sissoo, Delonix regia and Carissa carandas L.
    There were significant changes in plant cover and height, while wide changes were identified in number of leaves. It has been observed that the plant species A.Indica showed (p<0.003), D.Sissoo (p<0.006), D.Regia (p<0.02) and C. Carandas (p<0.07) in number of leaves respectively. It has been identified that the limestone dust had a significant effect on the plant growth.
    A.Indica and D.Sissoo were less affected by limestone dust whereas C. Carandas was highly affected and D.Regia was moderately affected.
    It was also discovered that the C. Carandas showed less survival rate.


    Limestone mine dust, plant growth

    Cite this article as:

    Gurugubelli B. Limestone mine dust-effects on some plant species. In: Kongoli F, editors. Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit SIPS 2014 Volume 1: Mining. Volume 1. Montreal(Canada): FLOGEN Star Outreach. 2014. p. 373-374.