The Effect of the Industrial Activities on Air Pollution at Baiji and its surrounding areas, Iraq
2016 (English)In: Engineering, ISSN 1947-3931, E-ISSN 1947-394X, Vol. 8, no 1, 34-44 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The polluters of total suspended particles (TSP) and some heavy metals (Cd, Co, and Ni) concentrations were studied in the areas of Al-Fatha, Al-Alam and Baiji, Iraq. These concentrations were measured for selected 22 sample locations for two periods, January and July 2013. The analyzed values of (TSP) and (Cd) exceeded the limits of Iraqi National and the World Health Organization (WHO) for the two periods. Also, (Ni) values exceeded the limits for July only, while (Co) values were under the limits for the two periods. The difference between the two periods reflects the effect of the wind speed and direction, rainfall, and the intensity of the dust storms during the two months respectively. GIS technique makes optimal predictions possible by examining the relationships between all the sample points and producing a continuous surface of polluter’s concentration. Therefore, GIS was used to produce predictions and probabilities maps for the critical polluter values in the study area
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 8, no 1, 34-44 p.
Research subject Soil Mechanics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-11493DOI: 10.4236/eng.2016.81004Local ID: a79f4f27-ad26-4ca5-b108-8732877c1bf1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-11493DiVA: diva2:984443
Validerad; 2016; Nivå 1; 20160128 (nadhir)2016-09-292016-09-29Bibliographically approved