The use of treated oily-water for irrigation: Impacts on soil properties

M. Al-Haddabi, M. Ahmed

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Abstract

Large quantities of water are produced during oil extraction in Oman. Disposal of this water poses serious challenge to the managers of the oil industry in Oman. The overall objective of this study was to assess the effect of treated oil production water on soil properties due to land disposal. A pilot scale study was conducted to treat the produced water continuously using a combined air floatation-adsorption process. A comparison study between the treated water and fresh water has been performed to test their effect on soil physical and chemical properties. Apart from increasing soil salinity, it has been found from the study that the use of treated water caused adverse effects on the physical properties of the soil such as pore size distribution, infiltration rate and saturated hydraulic conductivity. No significant difference was observed in heavy metals accumulation when fresh and treated water were used.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArid Land Hydrogeology: In Search of a Solution to a Threatened Resource - Proceedings of the 3rd UAE-Japan Symposium on Sustainable GCC Environment and Water Resources, EWR 2006
Pages169-175
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event3rd Joint UAE-JAPAN Symposium on Sustainable GCC Environment and Water Resources, EWR 2006 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Jan 28 2006Jan 30 2006

Other

Other3rd Joint UAE-JAPAN Symposium on Sustainable GCC Environment and Water Resources, EWR 2006
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu Dhabi
Period1/28/061/30/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology

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    Al-Haddabi, M., & Ahmed, M. (2006). The use of treated oily-water for irrigation: Impacts on soil properties. In Arid Land Hydrogeology: In Search of a Solution to a Threatened Resource - Proceedings of the 3rd UAE-Japan Symposium on Sustainable GCC Environment and Water Resources, EWR 2006 (pp. 169-175)