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Major and Trace Elements of Water and Sediments of Dibbs Dam -Iraq

Kadhim, Lafta S.; Sadiq, Soran N.; Heas, Mohammed H.

The main objective of this work is to analyze the water quality for the possible pollution of the Dibb’s Dam through determining the major elements (Ca+2, Mg+2, Na+, K+ ,SO4-2, Cl-, HCO3 , CO3-2 )and trace elements (Zn, Cu, Mn, Ni, Co, Cr, Pb) in the water and soil of the Dibb’s Dam and the Lesser Zab river. The Dibb’s Dam is considered the most important supply source of water to the rural population, agricultural and industrial activities at Kirkuk city.

The geochemical analysis of water and sediments samples from  Dibb’s Dam showed abnormal concentration in some trace elements. Twenty-one samples of water and nine samples from recent sediments at Dibb’s Dam was analyzed. The analysis showed that some of the trace elements are more than the standard in the earth crust while others within the standards.

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