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Evaluation of Organic and Microbial Contamination in The Sediments of Euphrates River at The Center of Al- Nasiriya City , South of Iraq

Authors: Safana B. Sharhan --- Bassim Y. AL- khafaji --- Ahmed S. Alashoor
Journal: Journal of Education for Pure Science مجلة التربية للعلوم الصرفة ISSN: 20736592 Year: 2019 Volume: 9 Issue: 2 Pages: 104-114
Publisher: Thi-Qar University جامعة ذي قار

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Abstract :The present study was conducted to assess the organic pollution and microbial contamination inthe Euphrates River sediments in AL-Nasiriya city, southern Iraq, four station were selected in the 6 kmlong study area for the period from autumn 2017 until summer 2018. sediments samples were collectedduring these period. The first station was 1 km ahead of the power plant. The second station is located atthe power station. the third was located at the wastewater treatment plant.it is about 4km away from thesecond station ,the fourth station was located at the third station by 1km for from third station. The studyincluded the measurement of some physical and chemical characteristics of the river water. It also includedmeasuring the concentration of some trace elements (cadmium, copper, lead and zinc) in sediments. Thetotal organic carbon was also analyzed. And expressed as pecentage coliform and Fecal Coliform(Escherichia coli) as evidence of fecal contamination and total number of air bacteria were estimated.

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