Determination of Air Pollution Tolerance Index of Selected Trees in Selected Locations in Maiduguri

Authors(3) :-Mohammed M. Aji, Adamu M. Adamu, Mohammed B. Borkoma

In an attempt to contribute to environmental pollution control measures, relative tolerance of six selected tree species namely; Anacardium occidentale, Azadiracta indica, Cassia angustifolia, Eucalyptus spp, Khaya senegalensis, Mangifera indica from three selected locations of high, moderate, and low pollution rate in Maiduguri City was determined. The plants were selected based on their relative abundance in the locations. The Ascorbic acid content (AAC), pH, Relative water content (RWC), Total chlorophyll content and Air Pollution Tolerance Index (APTI) was evaluated based on the measured physiological and biochemical parameters. The study revealed that Mangifera indica (30.02) and Anacardium occidentale (29.65) are tolerant species, Khaya senegalensis(28.61) Azadiracta indica(28.23) and Eucalyptus spp(24.10) are intermediate and Cassia angustifolia(25.129) is sensitive. Therefore these tree species could be used as bio indicators in pollution monitoring.

Authors and Affiliations

Mohammed M. Aji
Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University Of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria.
Adamu M. Adamu
Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University Of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria.
Mohammed B. Borkoma
Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Borno state, Nigeria

Air pollution, relative water content, total chlorophyll content, ascorbic acid, pH

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Published in : Volume 1 | Issue 4 | September-October 2015
Date of Publication : 2015-11-05
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 249-254
Manuscript Number : IJSRST151212
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Mohammed M. Aji, Adamu M. Adamu, Mohammed B. Borkoma, " Determination of Air Pollution Tolerance Index of Selected Trees in Selected Locations in Maiduguri, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp.249-254, September-October-2015. Available at doi : 10.32628/IJSRST151212
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