SCImago Journal & Country Rank

Ranking and Indexing

Rank:
Index Copernicus Value (2010): 5.45
CNCSIS B+ (code 820) since 2007

International Databases:
SCOPUS since 2009
EBSCO Academic Search Complete since 2008
Index Copernicus Journals Master List since 2009
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) since 2008
ProQuest
Genamics JournalSeek since 18/2008

International Catalogues:
Oxford University's Library since 2003

Journal Info

Title: Studia Universitatis Vasile Goldis, Seria Stiintele Vietii (Life Sciences Series)
Abbreviated title: Studia Univ. VG, SSV
Publisher: "Vasile Goldis" University Press
Owner: Western University "Vasile Goldis" Arad, Romania
ISSN: 1584-2363
e-ISSN: 1842-7863
ISSN-L: 1584-2363

Who's Online

We have 37 guests online

Index Databases

Bioecological assessment of soil pollution with heavy metals in Annaba (Algeria) Print E-mail
Written by Benselhoub A., Kharytonov M., Bouabdallah S., Bounouala M., Idres A., Boukelloul M.-L.   
Read full article
Article Title: Bioecological assessment of soil pollution with heavy metals in Annaba (Algeria)
Authors: Benselhoub A., Kharytonov M., Bouabdallah S., Bounouala M., Idres A., Boukelloul M.-L.
Affiliation: 1Department of Ecology and Environment Protection, State Agrarian and Economic University, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine 2Laboratory of Valorisation of Mining Resources and Environment, Mining Department, Badji Mokhtar University, Annaba, Algeria
Abstract: Excessive concentrations of heavy metals introduced into the environment may represent a potential risk for all living organisms, including humans. Annaba has a strategic geographical location in terms of its natural potential, its various infrastructures, etc. The dense of industrial base characterized by the existence of large industrial complexes such as: Arcelor Mittal (steel), Fertial (fertilizer phosphatic), Ferrovial (metallurgy and boiler).Annaba is also one of the most polluted industrial and urban centres of Algeria. A long-term monitoring of air quality parameters in this area gives evidence of pollution by heavy metals. In this study, soil samples were collected from different sites of the city and analysed by atomic absorption spectrometry. The assessment of heavy metal pollution was derived using the total index of pollution. According to results study, the degree of technogenic pollution rated as “moderately threating” near the steel plant of El-Hadjar and in the centre of Annaba. Meanwhile, the relative reduction in the value of biomass in radish sprouts in the remaining three zones was 10-25%, whereas the protein content in the roots of radish plants were at the level of 0.6 - 0.8 times in comparison with the reference area of airport.
Keywords: bioassay, heavy metals, soil contamination, total index of pollution, Annaba.
References:
*Correspondence: Benselhoub Aissa, State Agrarian and Economic University ,Ecology and Environment Protection Department, Voroshilov St., 49600 Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine,email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it