EurekaMag
+ Translate
+ Most Popular
Investigations on the organic drift in North Swedish streams
Limitations of Using Microsoft Excel Version 2016 (MS Excel 2016) for Statistical Analysis for Medical Research
Phloem necrosis of coffee in Surinam
Anatomy of Mystus seenghala IV Nervous system
Integrated farming system for gardenland conditions of Coimbatore district - an over view
Tetrapleure (Tetrapleura tetraptera), an unknown African medicinal and spice plant
The origin and phylogenetic significance of the trochophoran larvae 2. evolutionary significance of the larvae of coelomate worms and mollusks
Comparison of rice bran and maize bran as feeds for growing and fattening pigs
Enterobacter amnigenus. An unusual human pathogen
Influence of Seriboost foliar application on leaf yield and leaf protein content in mulberry (Morus spp.), in relation to silkworm cocoon production
The identity of the lipstick mold of cultivated mushrooms agaricus bisporus
Advantages and disadvantages of bordeaux mixture and of lime-sulphur used on apples in the growing season
'Pan-sukh' disease of Rice in the Central Provinces
Geological age of the Ptilophyllum flora; a critical reassessment
Study of vitellogenesis in birds; physiological phases & role of folliculin in vitellogenesis
Evaluation of WCT coconut and Komadan coconut
Therapy for acne with saccharomyces boulardii
Evidence for Late Cretaceous N-S dextral shear in the west-central crystalline core, North Cascades, Washington
'Rajeshwari' - a high-yielding white seeded variety of sesame for Andhra Pradesh
Manufacture of Ricotta cheese from whey fortified with skim milk powder using different acidulants
Occurrence of Eutrichophilus mexicanus (Rudow, 1866) and Eutrichophilus lobatus (Ewing, 1936) (Phthiraptera: Trichodectidae) on Sphiggurus villosus (Cuvier, 1825) (Rodentia: Erethizontidae) in Rio de
Factors affecting fruitfulness in durian (Durio zibethinus Murr.). I. Flowering and pollination
Bronchial cuff pressure change caused by left-sided double-lumen endobronchial tube displacement
Some Biological Applications of Organometallic Compounds
The composition of pampas-grass (Cortaderia argentea.)

Cypress tree (Cupressus semervirens L.) bark as an indicator for heavy metal pollution in the atmosphere of Amman City, Jordan


Cypress tree (Cupressus semervirens L.) bark as an indicator for heavy metal pollution in the atmosphere of Amman City, Jordan



Environment International 28(6): 513-519



ISSN/ISBN: 0160-4120

PMID: 12503917

DOI: 10.1016/s0160-4120(02)00079-x

Bio-monitoring of air quality in Amman City was investigated by analyzing 36 cypress tree (Cupressus semervirens L.) bark samples from three sites of different anthropogenic activities at the end of summer season 2001. Cypress barks were found to be a good bio-indicator for air pollution in arid regions. Variation in Pb, Zn, Mn, Cr, Ni, Cd, and Cu contents between sites was observed due to different types of activities. Traffic emissions were found to be the main source of heavy metal pollution in the atmosphere of Amman. Lead content was found to be the highest in highly traffic density areas. The industrial part of the city was characterized by high Zn, Mn, Cr, Ni, and Co contents. No significance variations were found in pH values of the bark between the sites. This was attributed to buffering effect of carbonate in the atmosphere originated from soil of the area.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 003699383

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

Related references

The use of cypress tree bark as an environmental indicator of heavy metals deposition in Fuheis City, Jordan. International Journal of Environment and Pollution 33(2-3): 207-217, 2008

Lichens ( Rhizocarpon geographicum (L.) DC) as a Biomonitor for Atmospheric Pollution in Amman City, Jordan. Environmental Bioindicators 3(2): 106-113, 2008

Surface deposits on spruce needles as a possible indicator for the degree of heavy metal pollution of the atmosphere. Fresenius Zeitschrift fuer Analytische Chemie 333(7): 726, 1989

Tree rings; a questionable indicator of heavy metal pollution in air or soil. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 70(18S): A546, 2006

Assessment of the possibility of using deciduous tree bark as a biomonitor of heavy metal pollution of atmospheric aerosol. Environmental Science and Pollution Research International 26(35): 35945-35956, 2019

Field and dual magnetic susceptibility proxies for heavy metal pollution assessment in the urban soil of Al-Karak City, South Jordan. Environmental Earth Sciences 69(7): 2299-2310, 2013

Heavy metal pollution around the island city of Bombay, India; Part I, Quantification of heavy metal pollution of aquatic sediments and recognition of environmental discriminants. Chemical Geology 90(3-4): 0-283, 1991

Element content of the leaves of tree and shrub species in the city Budapest, heavy metal pollution.1. Botanikai kozlemenyek 8(1-2): 95-107, 1981

Foraminifera and microfacies of an exposure of the Amman Formation along the Amman/El-Salt road, northwest of Amman, Jordan. Journal of the University of Kuwait (Science) 20(2): 311-324, 1993

Tree bark as an air pollution indicator. Bioloski Vestnik 33(1): 1-12, 1985

Air pollution monitoring in amman jordan. Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association 42(6): 814-816, 1992

Changes in the pH of tree bark and its role as a bio-indicator of acid air pollution. Journal of Plant Resources and Environment 5(2): 28-33, 1996

The changes of tree bark pH value and its role as a bio-indicator of acid air pollution. Journal of Plant Resources and Environment 5(2): 28-33, 1996

Tree bark: an indicator of air pollution and precipitation acidity. Journal of the Zhejiang Forestry College 13(2): 136-140, 1996

The application of tree bark as bio-indicator for the assessment of Cr(VI) in air pollution. Journal of Hazardous Materials 137(2): 1241-1245, 2006