Journal article

Assessment of Marginal Quality Water for Sustainable Irrigation Management: Case Study of Bahr El-Baqar Area, Egypt

TA Elbana, N Bakr, B George, M Elbana

Water, Air, and Soil Pollution | Published : 2017

Abstract

Treated wastewater (TWW) is an imperative nonconventional water resource for reuse in irrigation to cope with the water shortage and agricultural expansion in Egypt. The Bahr El-Baqar drain in Sharqia, Egypt, is one of the main drains in the Nile Delta that receives various types of wastewater. Monitoring and assessing the drain’s water quality were achieved by collecting georeferenced water samples along the drain during the 2015 summer and winter cropping seasons. Chemical, microbial, and parasitic analyses were performed. Additionally, surface soil samples irrigated with the drain water were gathered from the adjacent area to quantify the main physicochemical properties. Water analysis re..

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