Vol. 6, Special Issue 4 (2018)
Foliage injury of mustard plants due to pollutants growing in viscinity of Barauni oil refinery
Author(s): Nidhi Kumari
Abstract: Refining of petroleum at Barauni oil refinery emits heavy load of SO2, NO2 and other harmful elements in the surrounding atmosphere. SO2, NO2 and SPM causes injury observed in the leaves of mustard plants growing around the polluted atmosphere near to oil refinery. The pollutant causes hazardous effects on vegetation, mankind, and construction material. From the study, it was observed that atmospheric pollution created around oil refinery is deteriorating the natural environment and is unsafe for human, vegetation and eco system. Injurious effects of pollutants were seen on the leaves of mustard plant as chlorotic spots, discolouration of leaves and loss of chlorophyll pigment causing deterioration in the overall growth parameter of mustard plant hindering yield also.
Pages: 94-95 | 646 Views 4 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Nidhi Kumari. Foliage injury of mustard plants due to pollutants growing in viscinity of Barauni oil refinery. International Journal of Chemical Studies. 2018; 6(4): 94-95.