Study on the Characteristics of Heavy Metals Concentrated in Native Plants of Jinchuan Mining Area

  • Guo-hua Chang
  • Tian-peng GaoEmail author
  • Qing Zhang
  • Ying-quan Chen
  • Xi-sheng Tai
  • Ming-kai Chen
Conference paper
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


To understand the enrichment ability of plants to heavy metals in Jinchuan mining area, the contents of heavy metals (Cu, Pb, Zn and Ni) in soil and native plants were analyzed, respectively. The results showed that the soil heavy metal pollution near the tailings dam and waste slag pile was serious. The content of Pb and Zn in most plants in the study area was higher than that of Cu and Ni. The highest concentrations of Pb and Zn were in plants of Salsola passerina Bunge (SPB) and Halogeton glomeratus (HG). Through cluster analysis and correlation analysis, and combining ability of absorption, enrichment of heavy metals by plants, plant biomass, such as the overall situation, HG, Arnebia guttata Bunge (AGB) and Peganum harmala Linn. (PHL) were relatively appropriate for the local heavy metal pollution treatment.


Heavy metals Jinchuan Plants Enrichment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guo-hua Chang
    • 1
  • Tian-peng Gao
    • 1
    Email author
  • Qing Zhang
    • 1
  • Ying-quan Chen
    • 1
  • Xi-sheng Tai
    • 1
  • Ming-kai Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.Lanzhou City UniversityLanzhouChina

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