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Distribution of some Chemical Elements in the Marsh Lands of Southern Iraq After Rehabilitation

Author: R S. Adam I J. M. Al-ShawiF J. M. Al-Imarah
Journal: Marsh Bulletin مجلة الاهوار ISSN: 18169848 Year: 2007 Volume: 2 Issue: 1 Pages: 11-17
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة


This study included the determination of Ten chemical elements: Aluminum, Arsenic, Calcium, Copper, Iron, Lead, Lithium, Magnesium, Mercury and Zinc in water of 12 sites from southern Iraqi marshland. Recorded Calcium and Magnesium values were the highest in the range (5.1- 12.4) and (33.8 – 41.8)mg/l respectively, and higher in Al-Izz river of Central Marsh. Iron in the concentration of 0.02 mg/l was recorded in Al-Izz river of central marsh and Al-Tarabah village of Al-Hawiezah marsh only. Zinc is distributed widely in Iraqi marshes, the highest recorded value for Zn was in Hor Abu-Ijel which reached 0.61 mg/l. Copper was in a lower concentrations and reported values in certain places only with the highest value of 0.02 mg/l in Um- Nakhlah. Mercury and Aluminum each were recorded in one site, 0.11 mg/l Mercury in Al-Izz river and 13 mg/lAl in South of Al-Hawiezh marsh. Lead, Lithium, and Arsenic were absent in this study.

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