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Environmental sciences


In this paper, the concentration of As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb, Zn was investigated in soil and Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. sampling from polluted cite near the enterprises for the production and processing of batteries in the city of Dnipro in Ukraine. The obtained results of the study provided to assess plants regarding bio-monitoring and phytoremediation. Although Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. is a weed that causes serious allergic reactions in humans, this species can also have a high bioaccumulative capacity regarding metals. The metals’ concentration in roots was scientifically higher than in inflorescence part. Zn and Cu had the highest concentration in Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. although lead was characterized by the highest content of available to plants forms in the soil. The distribution of As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb, Zn was highlighted in different parts of the plant. According to plant-up taking indexes studied elements can be ranked in the following descending order: Cu>Zn>Cr>Cd>Pb. Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. could be proposed for phytoremediation in Zn, Cu, Cd, Cr contaminated soils although this species is resistant for lead soil pollution.