MEASUREMENT OF BORON CONCENTRATION IN PARTS OF THE IRAQI MARINE ENVIRONMENT USING ICP-OES TECHNIQUE
This research aims to evaluation the concentration of boron in the samples collected from parts of the Iraqi marine environment starting from Umm Qasr port to the deep oil port within the Arabian Gulf, where the study included 18 samples. Laboratory examination was done by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry technology. The obtained boron concentrations ranged between 3.3846ppm at The waterway of Khor Al-Zubair 1 and 7.3956ppm at the waterway of Khor Al-Zubair 3 within the Iraqi marine environment. The results can be utilized to provide distinct complementary contributions when a pollution event occurs and to implement water quality standards by the relevant authorities to maintain water samples free of radioactive contamination that people need. The study also revealed that 18 samples of surface water contained more boron than the detection limit.
Keywords: Boron, Marine Environment, ICP-OES.