Pollution of Wells’ Water with Some Elements, Fe, Mn, Zn, Cu, Co, Pb, Cd, and Nickel in Al-Jadriah District, Baghdad Government


Ninety six water samples were collected from eight wells in Al-jadriah district—Baghdad, from June 2010 to May 2011, and analyzed for presence of Fe, Mn, Zn, Cu, Co, Pb, Cd, and Nickel, using Atomic absorption method. Results revealed presence of only scanty amount of iron, Mn and Co, ranged from 0.09 - 0.29 ppm for iron and 0.016 - 0.339 ppm for Mn, and 0.01 - 0.732 ppm for Zn. Concentrations of other elements (Cu, Co, Pb, Cd, and Ni) were nil. All values were below the safe limit of water suitability for human uses, according to safe limits laid down by WHO (2011), Iraqi Measurement and Quality Control System and Iraqi Ministry of Environment. Wells’ water can be used under special management in Water management units.

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Hussein, H. (2015) Pollution of Wells’ Water with Some Elements, Fe, Mn, Zn, Cu, Co, Pb, Cd, and Nickel in Al-Jadriah District, Baghdad Government. Journal of Water Resource and Protection, 7, 79-83. doi: 10.4236/jwarp.2015.71006.

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