Determination of the Sea Waters Quality of Tobruk-Libya Gulf
International Journal of Environmental Chemistry
Volume 2, Issue 1, June 2018, Pages: 1-9
Received: Apr. 2, 2018; Accepted: Apr. 18, 2018; Published: May 19, 2018
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Gaith G. Altohame Jalgaif, Marine Resources Department, Faculty of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, Tobruk University, Tobruk, Libya
Salah Ali M. Idris, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Tobruk University, Tobruk, Libya
Rabie Ali M. Maarouf, Oceanography Department, Faculty of Science, University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt
Ahmed M. Attia, Department of Environmental Studies, Institute of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt
Manal M. El-Naggar, Marine Environmental Division, National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Ministry of Scientific Research, Alexandria, Egypt
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This work consists of assessing the degree of pollution caused by wastewater, Power station discharge pipe and petroleum port in the gulf of Tobruk-Libya. This study is based on the analysis of the physicochemical parameters, the parameters indicating pollution and the determination of pH, DO, BOD, OOM, phenol, Salinity, nutrients (PO4, SiO3, NO2, NO3 and NH3), sodium and potassium on seawater samples taken from the site. The sampling was carried out during the April of year 2015. The results obtained show significant values in physicochemical parameters, pollution indicator parameters. The results of the pollution indicator parameters show the presence of important pollution at the site studied. It is clear from the determination of physicochemical parameters that the site under investigation shows a high contamination of seawater according to pollution caused by wastewater, Power station discharge pipe and petroleum port near the gulf of Tobruk-Libya. The absence of treatment and the long-term exposure to these discharges will lead to dangerous levels which maybe lead to destruction of marine life may affect people living near the port.
Tobruk Gulf, Marine Pollution, Physicochemical Parameters, Pollution Indicators
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Gaith G. Altohame Jalgaif, Salah Ali M. Idris, Rabie Ali M. Maarouf, Ahmed M. Attia, Manal M. El-Naggar, Determination of the Sea Waters Quality of Tobruk-Libya Gulf, International Journal of Environmental Chemistry. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2018, pp. 1-9. doi: 10.11648/j.ijec.20180201.12
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