Applied heavy elements pollution index (HPI)‎ as a water pollution indicator at Al- Chibayish marsh in Thi-Qar province, southern Iraq

Joint Authors

al-Sad, Hamid T.
al-Atbi, Rihab Salim Khazal
al-Hijuji, Makkiyah Muhalhil Khalaf

Source

Mesopotamia Environment Journal

Issue

Vol. 5, Issue 4 (30 Jun. 2020), pp.58-71, 14 p.

Publisher

University of Babylon Environmental Research and Studies Center

Publication Date

2020-06-30

Country of Publication

Iraq

No. of Pages

14

Main Topic

Earth Science , Water and Environment

Topics

Abstract EN

Water samples were collected seasonally from four stations selected at Al- Chibayish marsh in Thi-Qar province, southern Iraq from the period August, 2017 to April, 2018 to determine the concentration of some heavy elements (Cadmium (Cd), Chromium(Cr), Nickel(Ni) and Lead(Pb)) and their distribution as dissolved and particulate phases (exchangeable and residual phase) in water.

Heavy elements pollution index (HPI)was applied as an index for heavy elements pollution.

Results showed that the mean concentrations of the studied elements(Cd, Cr, Ni and Pb) as dissolved phase were (0.06, 2.03, 0.56, 2.97) µg / l, respectively, whereas in the exchangeable phase of particulate were (14.47, 53.97, 90.91, 332.78) µg /g dry weight respectively, and in the residual phase of particulate were (12.21, 225.60, 243.66, 242.25) µg / g dry weight respectively.

The results indicated that mean HPI values were found to be below the critical pollution index value of 100, HPI values were ranged from 4.39 to 12.51 referred to unpolluted water according to the permissible values of dissolved elements.

American Psychological Association (APA)

al-Atbi, Rihab Salim Khazal& al-Hijuji, Makkiyah Muhalhil Khalaf& al-Sad, Hamid T.. 2020. Applied heavy elements pollution index (HPI) as a water pollution indicator at Al- Chibayish marsh in Thi-Qar province, southern Iraq. Mesopotamia Environment Journal،Vol. 5, no. 4, pp.58-71.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-978660

Modern Language Association (MLA)

al-Atbi, Rihab Salim Khazal…[et al.]. Applied heavy elements pollution index (HPI) as a water pollution indicator at Al- Chibayish marsh in Thi-Qar province, southern Iraq. Mesopotamia Environment Journal Vol. 5, no. 4 (2020), pp.58-71.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-978660

American Medical Association (AMA)

al-Atbi, Rihab Salim Khazal& al-Hijuji, Makkiyah Muhalhil Khalaf& al-Sad, Hamid T.. Applied heavy elements pollution index (HPI) as a water pollution indicator at Al- Chibayish marsh in Thi-Qar province, southern Iraq. Mesopotamia Environment Journal. 2020. Vol. 5, no. 4, pp.58-71.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-978660

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references

Record ID

BIM-978660