Mercury pollution from irrigation with treated sewage water (TSW)

A. E. Pillay*, B. Yaghi, J. R. Williams, S. Al-Kindy

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The lack of potable water in arid countries leads to the use of treated sewage water (TSW) for crop growth. Mercury accumulation (up to 500 ng/g) in agricultural soil originating from daily irrigation with TSW was found at two sites fed separately from a hospital sewage plant and an industrial plant. A control site irrigated with potable water ([Hg]

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-322
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Water and Health
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007


  • Hospital effluent
  • Industrial waste
  • Mercury
  • Sustainable development
  • Treate sewage water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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