Groundwater vulnerability to selenium in semi-arid environments: Amman Zarqa Basin, Jordan.

@article{Kuisi2010GroundwaterVT,
  title={Groundwater vulnerability to selenium in semi-arid environments: Amman Zarqa Basin, Jordan.},
  author={Mustafa Al Kuisi and Ahmad M. Abdel-Fattah},
  journal={Environmental geochemistry and health},
  year={2010},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={107-28}
}
An evaluation of approximately 250 samples of groundwater in the Amman Zarqa Basin for selenium along with other major and trace elements showed that concentrations of Se ranged between 0.09 and 742 microg/L, with an average value of about 24 microg/L. Selenium concentrations exceeded the recommended threshold for drinking water of the World Health Organization (WHO; 10 micro/L of Se) in 114 samples, with greater than 50 microg/L (quantity equivalent to the Jordanian standard of the allowed… CONTINUE READING

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