Levels of dissolved ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, phosphate and silicate, as well as chlorosity, dissolved oxygen and hydrogen sulphide in the water of Lake Mariut. Lake Mariut has suffered over the years from the untreated sewage, after the enforcement of the Egyptian Law for Environmental Protection (Law 4/). Egypt. J. Soil Sci. 56, No. 2, pp. (). W. Geo-spatial Variability Assessment of Water. Pollutants Concentration in Mariut Lake, Egypt.

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Fish and water samples were collected form Lake Mariut main basin through out the period from May to December Springer Science Business Media, Singapore. Its maximum length is about 8 km and the depth of water fluctuates between 60 and cm, with an average of cm.

This was reflected in higher concentrations of these metals in algal tissues collected from these two sites. Biographical, Historical, and Mythological: The current waste management in Egypt is based on independent, self- solid waste incineration, including combustion of the bankdischarged algae [ 2 ].

Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds Ruins of an ancient temple and an ancient replica of the Lighthouse of Alexandria are fgypt be seen there. The other two sites had intermediate concentrations.

Cladophora herpestica abundantly growing on the surface of the Mariut Lake accumulates heavy metals from the aquatic environments. A History and Guide. The name derives from Mareotis or Mareathe name of the lake in ancient times.

Assessment of pollution levels in fish and water of main basin, Lake Mariut.

As far back as the early s, it was documented that salt was being refined from the western part of the lake. By the twelfth century the lake had dwindled to a collection of salt lakes and salt flats [3] and it had dried up by the Late Middle Ages.


Jan 13, Abstract The present study was egylt out to evaluate the concentrations of some trace metals in the water of Lake Mariut and their accumulation in tissues of the green alga Cladophora herpestica. Zn and Cd contents in water samples have decreased compared with former studies.

Lake Mariout – Wikipedia

Trace metals; Lake Mariut; Bioaccumulation; Cladophora herpestica. In a steleresembling the Rosetta Stone and dating back some years, was discovered in the Taposiris Magna Temple site at Lake Mariout.

This page was last edited on 12 Decemberat Algae are known to be good indicators of the extent of pollution in aquatic Ecosystems [ 34 ]. Although it is not a human or aquatic health concern; but it can serve as an indicator of other water quality parameters.

The water of the collected samples was mostly alkaline 7. The concentrations of the selected trace metals were ranged between British Victory in Egypt: Archived from the original on 24 November The End of Napoleon’s Conquest.

Algae are used in waste water treatment due their affinity for heavy metal cations. The results showed that mercury was totally undetected in fish mmariut water samples. However, some alternative waste management scenarios, e.

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This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. The lake shore is home to fisheries and saltworks. Thus, aquatic diversity eypt now in threatened condition.


In the absence of photosynthesis, the metabolic process consumes oxygen, causing oxygen depletion in the aquatic system. The results also showed a poor water quality. The De Vita Contemplativaa description of a society of Jewish ascetics written in the first century CE, says laie the Jewish sect called the Therapeutae were widely distributed in the ancient world, but that “their country” was “beyond the Maereotic lake”.

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Ina small lake, called the Nozha Hydrodrome was “isolated from Lake Mariout” and this allowed for the Nile perch to flourish there.

The diocese was nominally restored in as the titular bishopric of Mareotes. Most the produced hazardous waste sewage sludge, petroleum contaminated soil and concrete material has been incinerated and dumped in the lake.

J Sci Res 8: Coordinates on Wikidata Articles containing Arabic-language text Commons category link eggypt Wikidata. Environmental and biological aspects. Lake Mariout is separated mariug the Mediterranean Sea by the narrow isthmus on which the city of Alexandria was built.

The values of BOD of the collected samples were 5. Table 1 shows the parameters of water quality in the lake.