Nitrogen and Sulphur Pollution in Cluj-Napoca, Using Ornamental Trees as Biomonitors

Naricisa PENEGHI, Ioan OROIAN, Antonia ODAGIU, Ilie COVRIG

Abstract


An increasingly encountered practice in agglomerated towns, consists in using ornamental trees or forest trees for monitoring environmental air pollution. The aim of our study was to carry out a monitoring experiment in order to emphasize the nitrogen and sulphur pollution in Grigorescu district of Cluj-Napoca. The study was carried out from April to June 2014, Acer platanoides, and Juglas regia. Data were statistically processed using IBM SPSS 20 Office. High nitrogen and sulphur contents in trees foliar tissue was emphasized.


Keywords


Acer platanoides, Juglas regia, harmful effect, heavy traffic.

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