ESTIMATION OF SOME HEAVY METALS IN SOIL AND Phragmites australis (PHYTOREMEDIATION) IN FATHA AND QAYYARAH AREAS IN SALAH AL-DIN AND NINAVA GOVERNORATES- IRAQ

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AHMED MOHAMED TAHER
IBRAHIM OMAR SAEED

Abstract

In this study estimation some heavy metals (Fe, Ni, and Co) in soil and Phragmites australis plant in Fatha and Qayyarah areas in Salah Al-Din Governorate- Iraq. The results indicated the mean concentration of heavy metals was high in the far soils from Phragmites australis, reaching (515.2277, 567.406) µg/g in Qayyarah and Al-Fatah sites, respectively, compared to the nearby soils from Phragmites australis, reaching (486.5935, 547.0155) µg/g in the Qayyarah and Al-Fatah sites, respectively. The mean concentration of heavy metals in the roots compared to the leaves was (263.1625, 447.4625) µg/g in the roots of the Phragmites australis for Qayyarah and Al-Fatah sites, respectively, and it reached (150.6750, 266.5346) µg/g in the leaves of the Phragmites australis in Qayyarah and Al-Fatah sites, respectively.

The Phragmites australis showed bioaccumulation of heavy metals in its roots higher than the rest of the plant, and the copper (Cu) element in the Al-Fatah site was superior to the rest of the heavy elements (Fe, Ni, and Co) with a bioaccumulation rate of 2.325 µg/g and the cobalt (Co) element on the rest of the heavy metals in Qayyarah have a bioaccumulation rate of 2.835 µg.

Keywords:
Heavy metals, Phragmites australis, phytoremediation

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TAHER, A. M., & SAEED, I. O. (2021). ESTIMATION OF SOME HEAVY METALS IN SOIL AND Phragmites australis (PHYTOREMEDIATION) IN FATHA AND QAYYARAH AREAS IN SALAH AL-DIN AND NINAVA GOVERNORATES- IRAQ. Journal of Global Ecology and Environment, 12(1), 44-49. Retrieved from https://www.ikprress.org/index.php/JOGEE/article/view/6707
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