Variations Heavy Metals Concentrations in Tigris River in Baghdad City.

Variations Heavy Metals Concentrations in Tigris River in Baghdad City.

  • Waleed M. Aboud
  • Zafar f. Ali
  • Firas Sh. Abbas
  • Alaa T. Yassin
  • Mohammad Sadiq Salman
Keywords: Heavy metals, ICP, Treatment plant, Raw water, Tigris river.

Abstract

The aim of the research is the detection of heavy metals using (Inductively coupled Plasma ICP) for samples in Tigris river at intakes of water treatment plants Baghdad (Sharq dejla, Al-Wathba, Al-Wahda, and Al-Dora) and samples at Tigris banks near (Al-Adhamya, Al-Shuhda bridge and al-Jadrya).
All the recorded results were fitted with Iraqi standers No. 25 in 1967 for all samples with heavy metals (arsenic Ar, Cadmium Cd, Chromium Cr, Zinc Zn, Lead Pb, Copper Cu, Nickel Ni, Manganese Mn, Ferrous Fe) where all concentration were lower than standard values except Cadmium (0.01- 0.014) in plants intakes and (0.027- 0.048) in river samples while the standard value is (0.005).
Other tests such as chemical oxygen demand and oil & grease were out of limit due to spoilled oil and illegal discharging to the river by power station and refinery units.

Author Biographies

Waleed M. Aboud

Energy and Environment Research Center / board of industrial research and development
Ministry of Industry and Minerals

Zafar f. Ali

Energy and Environment Research Center / board of industrial research and development
Ministry of Industry and Minerals

Firas Sh. Abbas

Energy and Environment Research Center / board of industrial research and development
Ministry of Industry and Minerals

Alaa T. Yassin

Energy and Environment Research Center / board of industrial research and development
Ministry of Industry and Minerals

Mohammad Sadiq Salman

Ibn Sina Centre for e-Learning / University of Baghdad

Published
2015-11-09