Articles | Volume 7, issue 2
Solid Earth, 7, 703–711, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-7-703-2016
Solid Earth, 7, 703–711, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-7-703-2016

Research article 29 Apr 2016

Research article | 29 Apr 2016

Effect of polluted water on soil and plant contamination by heavy metals in El-Mahla El-Kobra, Egypt

Esawy Kasem Mahmoud and Adel Mohamed Ghoneim

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Delta drains receive high concentrations of organic and inorganic pollutants from industrial, domestic as well as diffuse agricultural waste water. High priority should be given to Zefta and drain no.5 sites which receive high loads of pollutants. This was confirmed by the lower water quality and polluted soils, especially by heavy metals in the El-Mahla El-Kobra area.