Evaluation of the Influence of Acid Rain on the Property of Plant Mediums by Simulation
Acid rain has drawn much attention recently. This study was about evaluating the acid-rain-resistant and eco wall which was made of cotton fibers and Tencel fibers. In the experiment, two types of fibers were immersed in stimulated-acid-rain solutions for a week and weighted respectively after drying. This same procedure was repeated weekly three times; meanwhile, the fibers’ pH values were measured daily. The result showed that cotton fibers surpassed Tencel fibers, demonstrating smaller weight losses and positive pH results. The cotton fibers were able to adjust its pH value to 6.8, which provided a suitable environment for plants.
Zhong Cao, Yinghe He, Lixian Sun and Xueqiang Cao
J. H. Lin et al., "Evaluation of the Influence of Acid Rain on the Property of Plant Mediums by Simulation", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 236-238, pp. 2997-3000, 2011