Written Paper

Bioaccumulation of Mn, Cd and Pb by aquatic macrophytes in the area of Bardaca fish pond [Bosnia and Herzegovina]  [2007]

Maksimovic, T.,Prirodno-matematicki fakultet, Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina) Stankovic, Z.,Prirodno-matematicki fakultet, Novi Sad (Serbia) Ilic, P.,Institut zastite, ekologije i informatike, Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

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The contents of heavy metals (Mn, Pb, and Cd) in water, sediments and shoots of emersed plants Phragmites communis, Typha latifolia and Typha angustifolia in the area of Bardaca fish pond were analyzed. Species Typha latifolia has shown the best ability for the bioaccumulation of heavy metals tested. Therefore, this species could be recommended as the phytoremediator of these pollutants from polluted waters. The results of this study indicate that the accumulation of tested elements in the water, and their availability to plants are still far from the critical level which may cause disturbance of balans in the Bardaca ecosystem.