EVALUATION OF THE HEAVY METALS CONTAMINATION OF THE WATER OF THE MOULOUYA MEDIUM
- Laboratory of Agro-physiology, Biotechnology, Environment and Quality, Department of Biology University Ibn Tofail, Faculty of Science Kenitra, Morocco
Keywords: Metals contamination, Ecosystems, Moulouya, Outat El Haj, Morocco
Abstract. This work is part of a program to study and monitor the impact of human activities in the cities of Missour and Outat El Haj on the quality of the surface waters of the average Moulouya (Morocco).
The aim of this study is to evaluate in time and space, the degree of metallic pollution of surface water of the average Moulouya during the period (September 2014, January, April and July 2015). The results of this study suggest that the waters of the ten stations in the study area are relatively contaminated with heavy metals. The contents of the analyzed metals are high and variable in the wastewater of the cities of Missour and Outat El Haj and in the waters of the Moulouya average.
The anthropogenic impact on the ecosystems selected for this work is highlighted by: the high metallic contamination of the water of the stations located downstream of wastewater discharges of the cities of Missour and Outat El Haj, and the variation of the contents according to an increasing concentration gradient from station M1 to M9.