An investigation into vanadium contamination of soil and its effects on plants

 

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor Fey, Martin V en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Dodds, Heather Anne en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-15T07:07:14Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-15T07:07:14Z
dc.date.issued 1994 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Dodds, H. 1994. An investigation into vanadium contamination of soil and its effects on plants. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17002
dc.description Bibliography: pages 64-67. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This study constitutes a preliminary assessment of the behaviour of effluent-associated vanadium, and its possible effects on the biotic components of land treatment sites, used for the disposal of liquid industrial wastes from a chemical plant in the eastern Transvaal. A review of the literature showed that although the emission of vanadium into the environment is on the increase, very little information is available regarding its behaviour and impact as an environmental pollutant. This study is therefore important not only in the context of the land treatment operation in question, but clearly in a more universal context as well. The study involved a three-phase approach to the problem. Firstly, vanadium sorption was considered in four soils encountered on the sites in question. Secondly, an investigation was conducted into the potential toxicity of vanadium to relevant plant species. Finally, the potential inhibition of soil biological activity at increasing levels of vanadium was examined, although the results of this experiment were inconclusive. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Environmental Geochemistry en_ZA
dc.title An investigation into vanadium contamination of soil and its effects on plants en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Geological Sciences en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
uct.type.filetype Text
uct.type.filetype Image


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record