Evaluating Waters in Jeiroud Phosphate Mine Area and the Effects of Mine on Jeiroud River Water
Pages : 493-497
This study examined the quality of waters in Jeiroud Phosphate Mine area and its effect on changing Jeiroud River water properties. Among the requirements of this study the followings can be implied: the accompaniment of heavy metals and nutrient elements in phosphate mineral, the proximity of mine to Jeiroud River providing a part of Latian Dam water, the location of this mine near Jeiroud Village, and the necessity of maintaining health and virginity of the area. To specify mineral area water qualities, underground waters of mine and river area were sampled. Then, parameters such as BOD5, COD, TDS, heavy metals, and nutrient elements are measured. Underground and river waters type was set using stiff diagram. River water samples were measured and analyzed before and after mine area. Results showed that most parameters in the river water changed when passing through mine area. High concentration of Antimony, Vanadium, Uranium elements are seen in the river water. It must be considered in various usages and their entrance into the river must be prevented.
Keywords: Jeiroud Phosphate Mine, water evaluation, Jeiroud River
Article published in International Journal of Current Engineering and Technology, Vol.7, No.2 (April-2017)