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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:4, April, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(4): 55-63

Determination of Some Chlorinated Organic Pollutants in Plants and Soil Samples from Kosovo
Vlora Gashi1*, Ardian Maçi2, Aurel Nuro3 and Orinda Gashi4
1Institute of Agriculture and Food, Peja, Kosovo
2Faculty of Agriculture & Environment at Agricultural University of Tirana, Albania
3Tirana University, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Chemistry Department, Tirana, Albania
4Faculty of Agrobisnessi at University Haxhi Zeka of Peja, Kosovo

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The present study presents the data obtained for organochlorinated pesticides and PCB in the 4 stations near Peja, Kosovo in July 2015. In the selected agricultural areas (stations) soil samples, the upper side of plants and tomato fruit samples were taken for analyze for an area of 1m2. Usage of heavy farm equipment, application of agrochemicals, emissions of industries, etc, all generate a number of pollutants, which after deposition in soil may influence crop quality. Thus, input of these contaminants into the agricultural areas should be carefully monitored. In the analytical method were combined ultrasonic bath extractions assisted by organic solvents, acid hydrolysis and a Florisil column for samples clean-up for soil and biota samples. The qualitative and quantitative analysis of the organochlorinated pesticides and PCB in all samples was performed by gas chromatography technique using electron capture detector (GC/ECD). Optima-5 (60m x 0.33mm x 0.25μm) capillary column was used for isolation and determination of organochlorinated pesticides dhe PCB. In all studied samples were found organochlorinated pesticides and PCB. These facts reflect the presence of pesticides because their previous use, bioaccumulation processes, geographical position, slope, soil geology, crop type, irrigation water used, atmospheric depositionin agricultural areas in Kosovo.

Keywords: Organochlorinated pesticides,PCB,Soil samples, Plant samples, Fruit samples, Gas chromatography.

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Vlora Gashi, Ardian Maçi, Aurel Nuro and Orinda Gashi. 2016. Determination of Some Chlorinated Organic Pollutants in Plants and Soil Samples from Kosovo.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(4): 55-63. doi:
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