Determination of heavy elements concentration and some physical and chemical properties of the soil used in the local brick industry


Abstract:This study was based on the collection of samples of ten sites by five samples from the areas used as quarries for a brick factory and five samples of brick adobe for the same quarry, brick adobe for the same quarry to determine the proportions of heavy elements to determine the extent of radiation contamination of five different elements in the sample of the quarry compared with the same percentages of elements and study their effect on the physical properties of the soil (particle size gradient, organic matter, ph and electrical conductivity) and study its effect on the clay used in the brick industry. . Note that the concentration of lead, cadmium and copper is very high [(110.2), pb (8.2), Cd (53.4) Cu] ppm, [(113.6) pb, (9.4) Cd (53.8) Cu] ppm. For each of the quarry and brick blocks samples, respectively. As for the concentrations of [(39) Zn (37.8) Ni] ppm, [(40.2) Zn (39) Ni)] ppm, the rates were below the standard limit of the global average, and the correlation coefficient between the ph and the lead and nickel positive relationship the opposite relationship with cadmium, zinc and copper has been a negative relationship from this we conclude that the pollution is the result of human environmental activities in addition to the natural proportion of elements in the soil.