جۆری توێژینهوه : Original Article
Assistant Lecturer, Chemistry Dept., University of Garmian, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
Groundwater is regarded as one of the main water sources in a number of
countries in the world to supply cities and urban areas with water for domestic,
agricultural and industrial uses. That is because of lack of surface water and
rainfall quantities. Therefore, the levels and quantities of groundwater should be
observed regularly. The quality of groundwater is mainly influenced by the
effects of anthropogenic sources. The aim of this study is to evaluate the quality
of groundwater in Kifri district. In this case fifteen groundwater samples were
collected at identical locations from deeper wells in order to investigate their
quality parameters such as: pH, Electric conductivity, total dissolved solids,
concentration of soluble ions and some others. The results of the concentrations
were measured and interpreted with some irrigation indexes such as sodium
percent (SP), sodium adsorption ratio (SAR), residual sodium carbonate (RSC),
magnesium hazard (MH%), and Kelly’s ratio (KR).
The results reveal that all of groundwater samples have SAR less than
(10); it is indicating water class to be of excellent quality. Also, all the samples
have RSC less than the permissible (1.5). However, it is observed that (6.67 %)
of the samples have MH ratio values greater than (50). Presence of more
magnesium in irrigation water compared to calcium leads to increase the degree
of magnesium saturation thus decrease soil productivity. The results also reveal
that the samples have values of (SP) less than (60%). Overall, it indicates that
the quality of (93.33%) of the samples falling under excellent category for
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