Assessment of Soil Pollution in the Ishaqi Project Area- Salah Al-Dean Governorate, Iraq

  • Moutaz A. Al-Dabbas Department of Geology, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Marwa A. Abdullah Department of Geology, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
Keywords: Geo-accumulation, Contamination factor, Pollution load index, Ishaqi soil

Abstract

Ten soil samples were collected from Ishaqi project  area, Salah Al-Dean Governorate, and analysed for chemical elements (Fe2O3, Al2O3, CaO, K2O Na2O, Co, Zn, Cu, and Pb) to detect the pollution in the study soil using the indices of geo-accumulation (I-geo), contamination factor (CF), and pollution load index (PLI), The results of I-geo indicate that the soil of Ishaqi project area is unpolluted with Pb,  Co and slightly polluted with Zn and Cu.  The results of CF for Zn, Cu, and  Co showed class 2 of moderate contamination and class 1 of low contamination in some samples while those for Pb demonstrated class 1 –of  low contamination. The Pollution Load Index (PLI) values for Co, Zn, Cu, and Pb showed class 2 of local pollution.

Published
2020-02-27
How to Cite
Al-Dabbas, M. A., & Abdullah, M. A. (2020). Assessment of Soil Pollution in the Ishaqi Project Area- Salah Al-Dean Governorate, Iraq. Iraqi Journal of Science, 61(2), 382-388. https://doi.org/10.24996/ijs.2020.61.2.16
Section
Geology

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