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Volume 36, Issue 1C

Volume 36, Issue 1C, October 2018

Research Paper

Ecological Risk Assessment of Chromium Pollution in the Soil of Industrial Area within Baghdad City

Rawnaq S. Mahdi; Athmar A.M. AL-Mashhady

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2018, Volume 36, Issue 1C, Pages 49-53
DOI: 10.30684/etj.36.1C.8

Thirty-five soil samples were collected from the Tanning Factory Industrial District within Baghdad city to investigate the soil pollution occur through four directions of the tanning plant. The soil samples exhibited high concentrations of Cr than the reported values of worldwide mean of unpolluted soils. The geoaccumulation index showed that the soil samples were moderately polluted by Cr at the north of the factory while the soil sample showed extremely polluted at the south and east of the factory. Moreover, the soil samples collected from west of the factory were strongly polluted. The result of the calculated enrichment factor (64.52-1075.22) showed to extremely high enriched and suggesting a significant role of anthropogenic pollution because of various industrial activities by the Tanning Factory.