Mapping of heavy metal contamination in alluvial soils of the Middle Nile Delta of Egypt

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620271
Title:
Mapping of heavy metal contamination in alluvial soils of the Middle Nile Delta of Egypt
Authors:
Shokr, Mohamed S.; El Baroudy, Ahmed A.; Fullen, Michael A.; El-Beshbeshy, Talaat R.; Ali, Ramadan R.; Elhalim, Abd; Guerra, Antonio J. T.; Jorge, Maria C. O.
Abstract:
Areas contaminated by heavy metals were identified in the El-Gharbia Governorate (District) of Egypt. Identification used remote sensing and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) as the main research tools. Digital Elevation Models (DEM), Landsat 8 and contour maps were used to map physiographic units. Nine soil profiles were sampled in different physiographic units in the study area. Geochemical analysis of the 33 soil samples was conducted using X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF). Vanadium (V), nickel (Ni), chromium (Cr), copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn) concentrations were measured. V, Ni and Cr concentrations exceeded recommended safety values in all horizons of the soil profiles, while Cu had a variable distribution. Zn concentrations slightly exceeded recommended concentration limits. Concentrations were mapped in each physiographic unit using the inverse distance weighted (IDW) function of Arc-GIS 10.1 software. Pollution levels were closely associated with industry and urban areas.
Citation:
Mapping of heavy metal contamination in alluvial soils of the Middle Nile Delta of Egypt 2016, 24 (3):218 Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Co-Published with Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Journal:
Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management
Issue Date:
19-Aug-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620271
DOI:
10.3846/16486897.2016.1184152
Additional Links:
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3846/16486897.2016.1184152
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1648-6897
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dc.contributor.authorShokr, Mohamed S.en
dc.contributor.authorEl Baroudy, Ahmed A.en
dc.contributor.authorFullen, Michael A.en
dc.contributor.authorEl-Beshbeshy, Talaat R.en
dc.contributor.authorAli, Ramadan R.en
dc.contributor.authorElhalim, Abden
dc.contributor.authorGuerra, Antonio J. T.en
dc.contributor.authorJorge, Maria C. O.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-09T14:32:39Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-09T14:32:39Z-
dc.date.issued2016-08-19-
dc.identifier.citationMapping of heavy metal contamination in alluvial soils of the Middle Nile Delta of Egypt 2016, 24 (3):218 Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Managementen
dc.identifier.issn1648-6897en
dc.identifier.doi10.3846/16486897.2016.1184152-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620271-
dc.description.abstractAreas contaminated by heavy metals were identified in the El-Gharbia Governorate (District) of Egypt. Identification used remote sensing and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) as the main research tools. Digital Elevation Models (DEM), Landsat 8 and contour maps were used to map physiographic units. Nine soil profiles were sampled in different physiographic units in the study area. Geochemical analysis of the 33 soil samples was conducted using X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF). Vanadium (V), nickel (Ni), chromium (Cr), copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn) concentrations were measured. V, Ni and Cr concentrations exceeded recommended safety values in all horizons of the soil profiles, while Cu had a variable distribution. Zn concentrations slightly exceeded recommended concentration limits. Concentrations were mapped in each physiographic unit using the inverse distance weighted (IDW) function of Arc-GIS 10.1 software. Pollution levels were closely associated with industry and urban areas.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Co-Published with Vilnius Gediminas Technical Universityen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3846/16486897.2016.1184152en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Managementen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectsoil contaminationen
dc.subjectx-ray fluorescence spectrometryen
dc.subjectremote sensingen
dc.subjectgeographical information systemsen
dc.subjectMiddle Nile Deltaen
dc.subjectEgypten
dc.titleMapping of heavy metal contamination in alluvial soils of the Middle Nile Delta of Egypten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Managementen
dc.date.accepted2016-04-26-
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