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Heavy metals analysis in the water of Mellah, Oubeira and Tonga Lakes of El kala wetland complex, North east Algeria


Volume 13, Issue 1, January 2015, Pages 107–113

 Heavy metals analysis in the water of Mellah, Oubeira and Tonga Lakes of El kala wetland complex, North east Algeria

Fadel Derradji, Farida Benmeziane, Lahcen Benaabidate, Ammar Maoui, Houria Bousnoubra, and Nacer Kherici

Original language: English

Received 29 October 2014

Copyright © 2015 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


This study aims to quantify the pollution levels in the main Lakes of El Kala National Park; Mellah, Oubeira, and Tonga, which constitute an important source of water supply and a National Heritage according to Ramsar convention, by monitoring five heavy metals (Al, Cr, Zn, Cu, Pb) and the phosphates content. This park contains up to 33% of the population of El Kala district, which liquid wastes are discharged directly in the lakes ecosystem. Results revealed that the Aluminum is present in the three Lakes, Lead was detected in the lakes of Oubeira and Mellah, Zinc and Cr were inexistent in the three lakes, Copper was detected only in Oubeira Lake. Phosphates were present in three lakes with a maximal content of 6 mg/l. This value remains superior to the limit content of phosphates for a lake eutrophication (0.2 mg/l). This situation threatens seriously the Lakes water quality and then its ecosystem.

Author Keywords: El Kala aquatic system, eutrophication, water, metal pollution.


How to Cite this Article


Fadel Derradji, Farida Benmeziane, Lahcen Benaabidate, Ammar Maoui, Houria Bousnoubra, and Nacer Kherici, “Heavy metals analysis in the water of Mellah, Oubeira and Tonga Lakes of El kala wetland complex, North east Algeria,” International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 107–113, January 2015.