Spatial distribution of heavy metals in the middle nile delta of Egypt

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620371
Title:
Spatial distribution of heavy metals in the middle nile delta of Egypt
Authors:
Shokr, Mohamed S.; El Baroudy, Ahmed A.; Fullen, Michael A.; El-beshbeshy, Talaat R.; Ramadan, Ali R.; Abd El Halim, A.; Guerra, Antonio J.T.; Jorge, Maria C.O.
Abstract:
Heavy metal contamination in the El-Gharbia Governorate (District) of Egypt was identified by using remote sensing, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry as the main research tools. Digital Elevation Model (DEM), Landsat 8 and contour map images were used to map the landforms. Different physiographic units in the study area are represented by nine soil profiles. X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF) was used for geochemical analysis of 33 soil samples. Vanadium (V), nickel (Ni), chromium (Cr), copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn) concentrations were measured and they all exceeded the average global concentrations identified by Wedepohl (1995). Ni and Cr concentrations exceeded recommended values in all soil profile horizons (Canadian Soil Quality Guidelines, 2007), while Cu had a variable distribution. Zn concentrations are under recommended concentration limits in most soil samples. Contamination Factor, Pollution Load Index and Degree of Contamination indices were used to assess the environmental risks of heavy metal contamination from the soils. All analysed metals pose some potential hazard and pollution levels were particularly high near industrial and urban areas.
Citation:
Spatial distribution of heavy metals in the middle nile delta of Egypt 2016, 4 (4):293 International Soil and Water Conservation Research
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
International Soil and Water Conservation Research
Issue Date:
Dec-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620371
DOI:
10.1016/j.iswcr.2016.10.003
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S2095633916301071
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2095-6339
Sponsors:
Open Access funded by International Research and Training Center on Erosion and Sedimentation and China Water and Power Press
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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.authorRamadan, Ali R.en
dc.contributor.authorAbd El Halim, A.en
dc.contributor.authorGuerra, Antonio J.T.en
dc.contributor.authorJorge, Maria C.O.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-07T13:06:21Z-
dc.date.available2017-02-07T13:06:21Z-
dc.date.issued2016-12-
dc.identifier.citationSpatial distribution of heavy metals in the middle nile delta of Egypt 2016, 4 (4):293 International Soil and Water Conservation Researchen
dc.identifier.issn2095-6339en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.iswcr.2016.10.003-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620371-
dc.description.abstractHeavy metal contamination in the El-Gharbia Governorate (District) of Egypt was identified by using remote sensing, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry as the main research tools. Digital Elevation Model (DEM), Landsat 8 and contour map images were used to map the landforms. Different physiographic units in the study area are represented by nine soil profiles. X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF) was used for geochemical analysis of 33 soil samples. Vanadium (V), nickel (Ni), chromium (Cr), copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn) concentrations were measured and they all exceeded the average global concentrations identified by Wedepohl (1995). Ni and Cr concentrations exceeded recommended values in all soil profile horizons (Canadian Soil Quality Guidelines, 2007), while Cu had a variable distribution. Zn concentrations are under recommended concentration limits in most soil samples. Contamination Factor, Pollution Load Index and Degree of Contamination indices were used to assess the environmental risks of heavy metal contamination from the soils. All analysed metals pose some potential hazard and pollution levels were particularly high near industrial and urban areas.en
dc.description.sponsorshipOpen Access funded by International Research and Training Center on Erosion and Sedimentation and China Water and Power Pressen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S2095633916301071en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International Soil and Water Conservation Researchen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectEl-Gharbia Governorateen
dc.subjectEgypten
dc.subjectSoil contaminationen
dc.subjectx-ray fluorescence spectrometryen
dc.subjectRemote sensingen
dc.subjectGeographical information systemsen
dc.subjectIndices calculationsen
dc.titleSpatial distribution of heavy metals in the middle nile delta of Egypten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Soil and Water Conservation Researchen
dc.date.accepted2016-10-31-
rioxxterms.funderInternational Research and Training Center on Erosion and Sedimentation and China Water and Power Pressen
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW070217MFen
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-02-07en
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