IJESD 2015 Vol.6(5): 369-374 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2015.V6.620

Impact of Treated Wastewater on Some Physicochemical Parameters Soil and Its Fungal Content

Abdulmajeed Mlitan, Abdullah Abofalga, and Abdelaziz Swalem

Abstract—This study was carried out to investigate the effect of treated wastewater on soil chemical and physical properties. Field experiment was conducted in Misurata region in central Libya with water treatments of wastewater. The Soil physicochemical parameters such as, pH, water content, total soluble salts, Cadmium, Zinc, Lead, Cupper and Iron of soil added treated industrial west water. The results reveal that the some sampling sites were affected by industrial west water pollution. Soil water content ranged from 7.68 to 19.56. %. Total soluble salts ranged from 272.6 to 300 ppm and soil pH ranged from 7.7 to 8.0. and showed no appreciable differences within localities. The all tested metals increased from first location to the third location except Iron. The irrigation system had a significant effect on Total soluble salts and microbial flora. Isolated microbial flora consists of 4 fungal genera belonging to, Aspergillus, Penicillium, Rizopus and Fusarium. The latter and one of the Aspergillus spices (Aspergillus sp3) may consider one of the resistance fungi to industrial west water due to its large colonies numbers isolated from water contaminated metals area.

Index Terms—Soil quality, physicochemical parameters, west water interstitial.

Abdulmajeed Mlitan is with the Department of Botany, College of Science, Misurata University, Misurata, Libya (e-mail: aefmsr2012@yahoo.com).


Cite:Abdulmajeed Mlitan, Abdullah Abofalga, and Abdelaziz Swalem, "Impact of Treated Wastewater on Some Physicochemical Parameters Soil and Its Fungal Content," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 369-374, 2015.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJESD
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Richard Haynes
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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