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Geosciences 2018, 8(7), 236; https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences8070236

Possibility of Groundwater Pollution in Halabja Saidsadiq Hydrogeological Basin, Iraq Using Modified DRASTIC Model Based on AHP and Tritium Isotopes

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Department of Geology, University of Sulaimani, 46024 Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region, NE Iraq
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Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources and Engineering, Division of Mining and Geotechnical Engineering, Lulea University of Technology, 97187 Lulea, Sweden
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Department of Geology, Komar University of Science and Technology, 46024 Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
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Received: 15 June 2018 / Revised: 25 June 2018 / Accepted: 26 June 2018 / Published: 28 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Hydrogeochemistry and Groundwater Management)
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Abstract

An anthropogenic activity is one of the most severe environmental causes for groundwater contamination in the urban area. Groundwater thought to be one of the principal sources of water supply in Halabja Saidsadiq Basin, and therefore its vulnerability evaluation to define areas that are more vulnerable to pollution is incredibly vital. The objectives of this paper are to reveal weight modified of DRASTIC model based on the Analytical Hierarchical Process to estimate the proportional likelihood of groundwater resources pollution. Tritium isotopes analysis was chosen and applied as a pollution marker to confirm the result of this adjustment. Based on this modification, vulnerability classes that were achieved for the studied basin were alienated into five classes, including very low, low, medium, high, and very high, with vulnerability index value of (<100, >100–125, >125–150, >150–200, and >200), respectively. View Full-Text
Keywords: vulnerability; DRASTIC; AHP; Tritium; Halabja Saidsadiq Basin (HSB) vulnerability; DRASTIC; AHP; Tritium; Halabja Saidsadiq Basin (HSB)
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Abdullah, T.O.; Ali, S.S.; Al-Ansari, N.A.; Knutsson, S. Possibility of Groundwater Pollution in Halabja Saidsadiq Hydrogeological Basin, Iraq Using Modified DRASTIC Model Based on AHP and Tritium Isotopes. Geosciences 2018, 8, 236.

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