Estimation of the Redox Potential of Lake Mariut Drainage System (Qalaa and Umum Drains)
Hydrology
Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2017, Pages: 82-85
Received: Oct. 10, 2017; Accepted: Oct. 24, 2017; Published: Dec. 11, 2017
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Mohamed A. Hassaan, Marine Pollution Lab, Marine Environment Division, National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Alexandria, Egypt
Osman A. El-Rayis, Oceanography Department, Faculty of Science, University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt
Engy I. Hemada, Oceanography Department, Faculty of Science, University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt
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Abstract
Qalaa and Umum Drains are agricultural drains and they are the main water sources for Lake Mariut Main Basin (LMMB). The water of Qalaa Drains is anoxic all the time because it contains considerable quantity of oxygen-consuming matter due to the discharge of the wastewater of Alexandria East Wastewater Treatment Plant (EWTP). The present work is aiming to measuring the dissolved and particulate forms of the two major elements Mn and Fe, besides making an estimation of the redox potential of Qalaa and Umum Drains using Mn and Fe that can differentiate between the oxic water of Umum Drain and the anoxic water of Qalaa Drain. The oxidation of Qalaa Drain water is one of the solutions to remove the main Qalaa Drain problem which is H2S.
Keywords
Heavy Metals, Drainage Systems, Umum Drain, Qalaa Drain, Lake Mariut, Egypt
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Mohamed A. Hassaan, Osman A. El-Rayis, Engy I. Hemada, Estimation of the Redox Potential of Lake Mariut Drainage System (Qalaa and Umum Drains), Hydrology. Vol. 5, No. 6, 2017, pp. 82-85. doi: 10.11648/j.hyd.20170506.11
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