Diyala Journal for Pure Science
Scientific Refereed Journal Published By College of Science - University of Diyala
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Diyala Journal for Pure Science DJPS
P- ISSN:2222-8373, E-ISSN:2518-9255
Volume 17, Issue 3 , July 2021
Survey of Air Quality and Health Risk Assessment Around East Baghdad Oil Field, Iraq
Enaam J. Abdullah and Mena S. Mohammed
Year: 2021, Volume: 17, Issue: 3
Pages: 25-42 , DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24237/djps.17.03.550B
Air pollution evaluation of the operational processes in the East Baghdad oil field was carried out. The analysis was carried out by ICP-MS technique. Total Suspended Particles (TSP) air load was higher than Iraqi Standards and world international allowable limits of World Health Organization. The mean concentrations of gases carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, in the air were within national and world standards, while the mean concentration of nitrogen dioxide was higher than standard limits. The air of the study area is considered a good quality for CO, CO2 and NO2 with no health effect, while it is hazardous for TSP that have serious risk for people with respiratory disease. The mean concentrations of Cd, Cr, Cu and Co were higher than national and world limits due to operation processes and combustion of crude oil in the site while Ni concentration was within limits.
Keywords: Air pollution, Heavy metals, Air Quality Health Index, East Baghdad oil field.