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Study of the impact of contaminated soil with cement kiln dust of Zea mays

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Botany, S. P. C. Government College, Ajmer, India
  • 2Department of Botany, S. P. C. Government College, Ajmer, India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 7, Issue (3), Pages 31-36, March,22 (2018)


This study was undertaken to study the effect of different concentration of cement kiln dust mixed with soil on Zea mays. Cement kiln dust was mixed with soil in the pots to make six different treatment and one control (no cement kiln dust added)100g/5kg, 200g/5kg, 300g/5kg, 400g/5kg and 500g/5kg cement kiln dust was added in soil. The germination percentage, fresh and dry weight of seedling showed gradually decrease with the increase in the cement kiln dust weight. The sets treated with cement kiln dust showed several effects of cyto-toxicity. Similarly Stomatal index, Size of stomata and epidermal cell were found to be reduced in Zea mays grown in the pots mixed mixed with varing amount of cement kiln dust mixed soil.


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