Hydrochemistry of springs, Najaf area, Iraq
2015 (English)In: Journal of Environmental Hydrology, ISSN 1058-3912, E-ISSN 1996-7918, Vol. 23, 3Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Springs exist in southwestern Iraq at Najaf area in southwestern desert (latitude 31º 00 ̄ – 32º 15 ̄ and longitude 43º 30 ̄ – 44º 30 ̄). Two aquifers exist in the area. The first is composed of recent deposits while the second aquifer is of Miocene deposits. The latter is important because it contains huge quantities of groundwater. Water of these springs is slightly brackish and very hard. The predominant salt in the water of these springs is magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) and sodium chloride (NaCl). The water type is sulfate. Most of water springs (70%) are of marine water origin, while the minority (30%) are of continental water origin.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 23, 3
Research subject Soil Mechanics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-3541Local ID: 15f75a91-4ff3-498c-8eb9-df6b6fead254OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-3541DiVA: diva2:976399
Validerad; 2015; Nivå 1; 20150228 (nadhir)2016-09-292016-09-29Bibliographically approved