Evaluation some Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Eucalyptus Camaldulensis and Phragmites Australis Plants Around the Diyala-Baghdad Bridge


  • Omer Abdulkareem Aswad Department of Biology, College of Science, Mustansiriyah University.




Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, leaf Plants


The concentrations and sources of the Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons were determined in two leaf plants species Eucalyptus camaldulensis and phragmites australis at three stations in the areas around the Diyala-Baghdad Bridge Baghdad / Iraq from one time only January 2020. The results showed the highest mean concentration of PAHs in leaf plants species at A was 3.93 ng/g in E. camaldulensis and the lowest in B was 2.16 ng/g at phragmites australis. According to PAHs indices the Pyrene Ratio, Fluoranthene, Phenanthrene /Anthracene ratio, LMW/HMW ratio, Ant/(Ant/Phen) ratio, BaA/(BaA/Chry) ratio and InP/(InP+BghiP) ratio. These results indicate the possibility of introducing PAH sources in these types of plants from species of the leakage of pollutants to the area through which the main passed of the river Diyala River.


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O. A. Aswad, “Evaluation some Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Eucalyptus Camaldulensis and Phragmites Australis Plants Around the Diyala-Baghdad Bridge”, Al-Mustansiriyah J. Sci., vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 14–18, Jun. 2022, doi: 10.23851/mjs.v33i2.1092.

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