Istrazivanja i projektovanja za privreduJournal of Applied Engineering Science


DOI: 10.5937/jaes18-26895 
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Volume 18 article 707 pages: 413 - 421

Ivana Mikavica*
Institute for Technology of Nuclear and Other Minerals raw materials, Belgrade, Serbia

Dragana Randjelovic
Institute for Technology of Nuclear and Other Minerals raw materials, Belgrade, Serbia

Vladan Djordjevic
University of Belgrade, Faculty of Biology, Institute of Botany and Botanical Garden, Belgrade, Serbia

Gordana Gajic
University of Belgrade, National Institute of Republic of Serbia, Institute for Biological Research Sinisa Stankovic, Belgrade, Serbia

Gordana Gajic
University of Belgrade, National Institute of Republic of Serbia, Institute for Biological Research Sinisa Stankovic, Belgrade, Serbia

Jelena Mutic
University of Belgrade, Faculty of Chemistry, Belgrade, Serbia

In this study concentration of toxic elements As, Cd, and Pb were determined in different soil types and belonging orchid species Anacamptis morio vital parts, in order to examine accumulation patterns and provide new insights about the potential use of this orchid in bioremediation technology. Soils developed on limestone, serpentine, and the chert were subjected to the BCR sequential extraction. Samples of orchid roots and tubers, as underground parts, and stems, leaves, and inflorescences, as above-ground organs, were also analyzed for the content of As, Cd and Pb. During this research, it was observed that metal content in soil is directly proportional to its content in the plant, more specifically in roots, which suggests that A. morio can potentially be used in the phytostabilization of contaminated sites. Values for BCF factors showed Cd immobilization in roots regardless of the soil type. A certain level of arsenic was transferred from roots to leaves indicating the potential for accumulation of this element into aboveground organs. Assessment of the phytoremediation potential of this orchid or another plant species from diverse environments is important as it provides information about the possibility of their future application in environmental remediation programs.

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This research was supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia (Grants No. 451-03-68/2020-14/200023, 451-03-68/2020-14/ 200178, 451–03–68/2020–14/200007 and 451-03-68/2020-14/200168).

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