STUDY THE CONTAMINATION OF WATER BOTTLES WITH SOME CHEMICALS DUE TO HEAT EXPOSURE

STUDY THE CONTAMINATION OF WATER BOTTLES WITH SOME CHEMICALS DUE TO HEAT EXPOSURE

  • رأفت احمد أبو المعالي
  • سالم صالح التميمي
Keywords: bottles water, chemical contamination, heat.

Abstract

The transfer of chemical pollutants from bottled water into water due to heat, sunlight and poor storage is one of the most serious threats to human health around the world, the objective of this study was to estimate the pH value and the transport of heavy metals from plastic bottles to water, for this purpose, 30 bottles of water for 10 local brands were collected and divided into three groups, the first was left at room temperature 25°C, The second was placed in a heat oven at 25°C and the third in another oven at 50°C for two weeks. The results showed significant differences at (P<0.05) between water samples, pH value and concentrations of heavy metals (Sb, Pb, Ni, Cu, Cr, Cd and Fe) were measured on the first day and two weeks for all samples. The results showed a decrease in the pH value with increasing temperature and continuous storage while maintaining its values ​​in all measurements within the acceptable limits approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Iraqi standard for bottled water, on the first day, high concentrations of heavy metals Pb, Cr, Cd and Fe were recorded in some samplesreaching 0.1117, 1.5192, 0.0298, and 1.0120 mg/ L respectively, which is higher than the acceptable limits approved by the WHO and the Iraqi standard,all Cu values ​​on the first day within limits, antimony and l nickel-free,while the concentration of most elements in all the water bottles that storage at 50°C for two weeks reach to 1.6140, 0.8311, 3.8402, 3.7850, 1.9571, and 2.0281 mg/ L for Pb, Ni, Cu, Cr, Cd and Fe respectively, With samples free of antimony.

 

Author Biographies

رأفت احمد أبو المعالي

1Lecture MSc. Department of Commodity Evaluation and Service Performance, Market Research and Consumer Protection Center, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq [email protected]

سالم صالح التميمي

2Ass. Prof. Dr. Department of Commodity Evaluation and Service Performance, Market Research and Consumer Protection Center, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq [email protected]

Published
2020-06-30