The Concentration of Some Heavy Elements of the Dust Falling on the Shattrah City North of the Nasiriyah City (Dhi Qar)

  • Ibtihaj Ahmed Kahdim Physics Department , College of Science / University of TheQar, Iraq
Keywords: dust, the Shattrah city, heavy elements, pollution.


This study is to  point out  the concentration of the heavy elements  such as (pb, cd, zn, cu) in the fallen  dust  over  Shattr ah city, and to point out the pollution's  sources  according to the standard   criteria and finally the affection of   these element on the human health in the city , as well as the  diseases are caused by these heavy elements . Seven  samples are chosen from  different  place through  dusty days to include  modern residential places , ancient residential places , commercial places , and  industrial places . The concentrations of the heavy elements are examined according to the data of these samples. The results confirm the increased ratio of heavy elements according to the standard criteria; the Pb increased to (214.35 ppm) the  Cd concentrations is  (10.57 ppm) and the Zn concentrations is (108.28 ppm) and Cu concentrations is  (35 ppm). The main reason behind the increased ratio of  the concentration is the human activities of the large  population , the stormy  wind, the  toxic gases of cars' exhaustions , the  dust  of the movement of the cars ,the  toxic gases of brick platforms and by the electricity  platforms.


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