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2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 09)
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Vegetation of the Ash Dump of the “Kosova A” Power Plant and the Slag Dump of the “Ferronikeli” Smelter in Kosovo

Behxhet Mustafa, Avni Hajdari, Feriz Krasniqi, Ilir Morina, Frank Riesbeck and Alban Sokoli
Corresponding Author:  Avni Hajdari 

Key words:  Ash dump, drenas, obiliq, slag dump, tolerant species, ,
Vol. 4 , (09): 823-834
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June 09, 2012 June 09, 2012 September 20, 2012
Abstract:

This study presents the results of a study on the flora and vegetation associated with the ash dumpof the “Kosova A” power plant and with a slag dump of a “Ferronikeli” smelter. With time, vegetation redeveloped on these dumps as a result of natural succession. In the ash dump of the “Kosova A” power plant, a total of 125 species were recorded (belonging to 29 families and 93 genera), whereas 72 species (belonging to 24 families and 58 genera) were recorded in the slag dump of the “Ferronikeli” smelter. Twenty-eight species were recorded in both locations. In the old parts of the ash dump of the “Kosova A” power plant, plants had established communities where three plant associations were recorded (Echio-Melilotetum Tx. 1942, Bromo-Sambucetum ebuli Br.-Bl. and Sisymbrio-Diplotaxidietum tenuifolia). The process of vegetation development at the ash disposal site indicates that natural colonisation had established the plant communities, which will provide protection against erosion and dust dispersion by wind.
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Behxhet Mustafa, Avni Hajdari, Feriz Krasniqi, Ilir Morina, Frank Riesbeck and Alban Sokoli, 2012. Vegetation of the Ash Dump of the “Kosova A” Power Plant and the Slag Dump of the “Ferronikeli” Smelter in Kosovo.  Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 4(09): 823-834.
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