Multielement Analysis Using ED-XRF and ICP-MS from Couroupita guianensis for Sustainable Agriculture by Soil Reclamation

  • Kalpna D. Rakholiya
  • Mital J. Kaneria


Various plant residues used for a number of different purposes and huge quantities of different plant materials are also available. Different parts of some plants are rich in nutrients, elements and minerals, yields are readily decomposable, and there is good scope for their further utilization. The fulfilment of improved technology for recycling is much needed. Organic waste recycling can bring tremendous benefits to crop management and soil conservation with clean environmental development. From this point of view, the study aimed for the elemental and mineral composition of the leaf, stem and flower of Couroupita guianensis by energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence (ED-XRF) and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). X-ray fluorescence is one of the most reliable and accurate methods, it is also a consistent and nondestructive method for analysis of major and trace elements. During the study, it was found that potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and chlorine detected in significant amount. The exhibited amount of numerous elements and minerals from the different parts of C. guianensis suggest a good source for the supplementation of nutrients, elements and minerals for the soil fertility improvement, mineral enrichments and sustaining soil health.


ED-XRF ICP-MS Sustainable agriculture Soil fertility Soil conservation Soil reclamation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kalpna D. Rakholiya
    • 1
  • Mital J. Kaneria
    • 2
  1. 1.Main Dry Farming Research StationJunagadh Agricultural University, TarghadiaRajkotIndia
  2. 2.UGC-CAS Department of BiosciencesSaurashtra UniversityRajkotIndia

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