ISSN: 1994-4721

Author : Abdulameer, Sorour


Shatt al-Arab channel field study

Ahmed Mays Sdjan; Sorour Abdulameer

Basra studies journal, Volume 12, Issue 1994, Pages 288-331

Abstract
The present study includes a physiochemical study of the water of Shatt – al – Basra Canal . As for the physical side , the dissolved solids have been measured . On the other side , the chemical variables comprised pH , dissolved oxygen , alkalinity , total hardness , calcium , magnesium , nitrate , nitrite and phosphate . All variables were beyond the impermissible level of drinking water except for pH , nitrate , nitrite and phosphate . As regards the agricultural purposes , water was usable in almost all stations . It is worth saying that the water of Shatt – al – Basra
Canal is considered unsuitable for food industries in most of the stations selected due to its contents of total hardness , dissolved solids and calcium . It is also worth mentioning that the water of Shatt – al – Basra Canal is unsuitable for fish living and breeding in most of the stations selected due to its contents of dissolved
oxygen .