of Environmental Hydrology
Journal of the International Association for Environmental Hydrology
Volume 11 (2003), Paper 11, September 2003 Posted September 29, 2003
GROUNDWATER CHEMISTRY OF THE SHALLOW AQUIFER, EL-TUR AREA, SOUTH SINAI, EGYPT
National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics, Helwan, Cairo, Egypt
Twenty groundwater samples were collected and analyzed from several hand-dug wells at El-Tur City, South Sinai, Egypt. The results of chemical analyses indicate that the water types are Na2SO4 of meteoric genesis, MgCl2 of marine genesis and CaCl2 of old marine genesis. The saturation indices with respect to minerals were calculated by the use of the hydrochemical program WATEQ and used to elucidate the rock-water interactions. The results point to the occurrence of 18 minerals that reflect the chemical characteristics of the shallow aquifer. A multivariate statistical analyses shows that a grouping exists. The suitability of the water for irrigation and potable purposes falls within five classes.
Reference: Abdel-Lattif, A.; Groundwater Chemistry of the Shallow Aquifer, El-Tur Area, South Sinai, Egypt, Journal of Environmental Hydrology, Vol. 11, Paper 11, September 2003.
National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics
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