Vol. 4, Issue 1 (2019)
Pollution of lead between autumn 2017 and summer 2018 to some selected locations of basrah government southern of Iraq
Author(s): Ammar Kadhim Al-Ba'aj
Abstract: In this study, the effect of lead pollution is studied together with deciding its locations in the surface water in some areas in the South of Iraq (Basrah governorate) particularly in the upper areas of the arab gulf and in its northern part. Following are seven locations of the study: Qurna, Madina, Deir, Ashar, Abo Al–Khasib, Zubair and Um Qasir. The effect of the lead concentration on surface water and depth sediments 2017–2018 quarterly. Standardized methods have been followed in analysing the surface water just to determine the percentage of lead pollution. The highest concentrations values are recorded in Al – Zubair (4.2 ppm) for surface water and Abo Al – Khasib (6.53 ppm) for the underground sediments. The lowest concentrations values are recorded in Qurna (0.5 ppm) while no values are recorded in Madina for the depth sediments.