The Impact Of Some Organic And Inorganic Pollutants On Fresh Water (Rashid, River Nile), Egypt

  • Eman Hashem Radwan damanhour university
  • Mennat Alllah Khaled Saber Alexandria University, Faculty of agriculture, Dairy Department.
  • Mohie Eldin Khaled Saber Alexandria University, Faculty of Science, Geology Department.
  • Gehan H Fahmy Alexandria University, Faculty of Science, Zoology Department.
Keywords: Environment, pollution, organic pollutants, inorganic pollutants, fresh water


Pollution of fresh water with organic pollutants and heavy metals has an impact on the environment of the River Nile in Egypt. The environment has become increasingly contaminated by inorganic and organic pollutants which accumulate in the food chain and affect the human health. The pollution of the fresh water environment by heavy metals and organic pollutants is due to the increasing action of flowing out discharge from various industries.

Three heavy metals; Cu, Pb, and Zn and organic pollutants as DDT, Chlordane, dieldrin and butylene were investigated in the present study in freshwater and sediment during the year (Autumn2016-summer2017) .The investigated samples were collected from Rashid, Egypt. The present study reported that the mean concentration level of both heavy metals and organic pollutants were correlated in the sediment and in the fresh water of Rashid at p< 0.001.


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