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Year : 2015 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 2 | Pages: 54-58

Evaluation of plants for their tolerance to air pollution in industrial area a
case study in Karaikudi Region, Tamil Nadu, South India.

D. Sarala Thambavani1*, S. Sendur Kumaran and G.Rajeswari2

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D. Sarala Thambavani*

Department of Chemistry, Sri Meenakshi Government College For Women, Madurai-625 002

  • 1. Department of Chemistry, Sri Meenakshi Government College For Women, Madurai-625 002
  • 2. Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kundrakudi 630 206. Department of Physics, Sri Meenakshi Government College, For Women, Madurai-625 002

Received on: 11/05/2016

Revised on: 11/05/2016

Accepted on: 11/05/2016

Published on: 11/05/2016

  • D. Sarala Thambavani, S. Sendur Kumaran and G.Rajeswari (2015), Evaluation of plants for their tolerance to air pollution in industrial area a
    case study in Karaikudi Region, Tamil Nadu, South India.. Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation, 3(2): 54-58. doi: 10

Abstract

Evaluation of Air Pollution Tolerance Index (APTI) values derived from the biochemical parameters such as leaf extract pH, total chlorophyll content, percent relative water content and ascorbic acid of the leaf samples of five plant species namely, Mangifera indica, Psidium guajava, Tamarindus indica, Azadirachta indica and Delonix regia showed that their APTI values were lower in the industrial area of the Karaikudi town when compared to the residential area of the same region.

Keywords

Air Pollution Tolerance Index (APTI), ascorbic acid, bioindicators, chlorophyll, industrial pollutants, leaf extract pH, water content