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Water Quality of El Hachef River (Region of Tangier-Tetouan-AL Houceima, North West Morocco)

  • Mouna ElafiaEmail author
  • Brahim Damnati
  • Hamid Bounouira
  • Khalid Embarch
  • Hamid Amsil
  • Moussa Bounakhla
  • Mounia Tahri
  • Ilyas Aarab
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 913)

Abstract

This work is part of a chemical and geochemical study of the surface waters and actual sediments of EL Hachef river in the region of Tangier-Tetouan-Al Houceima (NW Morocco). The objectives of this work are determine the physico-chemical parameters, major and trace elements concentrations of waters in order to determine the degree of pollution, to study the geochemical quality and to determine the geochemical inheritance in EL Hachef river area.

The water samples collected were analyzed by the neutron activation analysis technique. Results obtained show that the values of the major and trace elements both in water are representative of those of the upper continental crust as a whole. This confirms the good quality of water and the importance of the geochemical inheritance of EL Hachef river basin.

Keywords

EL Hachef river Water Major elements Trace elements Pollution Quality Morocco 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work was only possible thanks to the participation of the Laboratory of analysis by neutron activation (CNESTEN-Rabat-Morocco) and to the members of EMRN-FST-Tangier (Abd Elmalek Essaâdi University).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mouna Elafia
    • 1
    Email author
  • Brahim Damnati
    • 1
  • Hamid Bounouira
    • 2
  • Khalid Embarch
    • 2
  • Hamid Amsil
    • 2
  • Moussa Bounakhla
    • 2
  • Mounia Tahri
    • 2
  • Ilyas Aarab
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory of Marine Environment and Natural Hazard, Faculty of Sciences and TechniquesUniversity Abdelamlek EssaâdiTangierMorocco
  2. 2.Geochemistry and Chemical Pollution Unit (UGPC)National Center for Energy, Sciences and Nuclear Techniques (CNESTEN)El MaâmouraMorocco

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