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Environmental Impact Assessment of Soil Pollution in Industrial Zones
International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis
Volume 8, Issue 6, December 2020, Pages: 193-201
Received: Oct. 16, 2020; Accepted: Nov. 11, 2020; Published: Nov. 23, 2020
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Salim Rabee Znad, Department of Environmental Sciences, College of Environmental Sciences and Technology, University of Mosul, Mosul, Iraq
Mazin Nazar Fadhel, Department of Environmental Sciences, College of Environmental Sciences and Technology, University of Mosul, Mosul, Iraq
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The study area is the city of Mosul, which is located in the north-western part of Iraq and study aims to determine the level of heavy metal contamination in the main industrial areas of Mosul City, northern Iraq, where 12 samples collected Only soil samples had been collected with depth (0-15) cm by using a homemade soil sampler in industrial zone. Samples was carried in January 2019. First of all, samples were air-dried in natural condition, and the debris of animals and plants had been cleaning by hands. Samples grind and pass through a sieve (2mm), so they ready to measure. and analyzed from the industrial soil areas (6 samples from the soil of the Okab industry- west of Mosul City) and (6 samples from the soil of the Karama Industry-East of Mosul City), the soil was at depth (0-15) cm and analyzed by the X-ray Fluorescence for 8 metals included (Pb, As, Cd, Ni, Cr,). The GIS10.6.1 ArcMap program was used to draw the environmental maps of each metals and to determine the extent of these metals and their impact on neighboring regions The results obtained for heavy metals and compared to the WHO, 2003 and these areas are already contaminated with (Ni, Cr, As) metals that have Exceeded the specified values. In addition, Pb and Cd elements are within the allowed values.
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Salim Rabee Znad, Mazin Nazar Fadhel, Environmental Impact Assessment of Soil Pollution in Industrial Zones, International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis. Special Issue: Environmental Impact Assessment of Pollution. Vol. 8, No. 6, 2020, pp. 193-201. doi: 10.11648/j.ijema.20200806.13
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