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Assessment of heavy metals in fly ash of coal fired thermal power stations in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Marine Biology, Vikrama Simhapuri University, Nellore-524320, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • 2Department of Marine Biology, Vikrama Simhapuri University, Nellore-524320, Andhra Pradesh, India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 9, Issue (3), Pages 28-34, July,22 (2020)


Continuous production of laid-off ash from the coal-fired thermal power stations and its commercialism in Asian nation has triggered a relentless invasion of the useful territory. Because of its sensible texture and also the existence of damaging metals, the harmful effects of ash on the close surroundings area unit inevitable. Agriculture is one amongst many selections for the discarding of ash, a dangerous particulate contents made from thermal power plants based by coal fired sources. Ash includes crop development useful micro-and macronutrients. It conjointly includes virulent significant metals, however, which might migrate to crops and accumulate toxicity to crops and farm animal. Accumulation of metals in secondary substance crop parts chargeable for a selected pharmacologic activity. Advantage to their absence of biodegradability, the matter of significant metal emissions is incredibly disquieted due to their toxicity to plants, animals, and humans. Abundance focuses of significant metals have unfavorable impacts of metabolic activities hence have an effect on food production, quantitatively and qualitatively. Significant heavy metal could have a serious impact on their health if it enters human tissues through distinct mechanisms of absorption. Continuing exposure to heavy metals such as Arsenic (As), Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd), Mercury (Hg), Iron (Fe), Manganese (Mn), Copper (Cu), and Zinc (Zn) may trigger harmful impacts on human health. This paper tries to focus the use and their issuesof fly debris bearing overwhelming heavy metals.


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