Using Nonconventional Water in Irrigation of Olive Trees and Its Effect on Olive Oil Properties

dc.contributor.author Barghouthi, Zaher
dc.contributor.author Alimari, Abdallah
dc.contributor.author Qurie, Mohannad
dc.contributor.author Amereih, Sameer
dc.contributor.author Al-Dadah, Jamal Y.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-27T11:09:35Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-27T11:09:35Z
dc.date.issued 2017-11-23
dc.description.abstract The response of olive orchard with same age and type to irrigation with treated municipal wastewater and freshwater was investigated in three years. Physical and chemical properties of the treated municipal wastewater reuse in agriculture (the effluent) produced by the Sheikh Ejleen wastewater treatment plant in Gaza Strip, freshwater, soil, and olive oil were determined and compared with Palestinian and international standards. The biological oxygen demand (BOD) of Sheikh Ejleen effluent is 60 mg∙l−1, which indicates low quality effluent. The results indicate that most of olive oil quality parameters— including heavy metals and trace elements for both fruits irrigated with treated wastewater or irrigated with freshwater—fall within the acceptable standard limit values. Moreover, soil analysis shows that organic content and cation exchange capacity were improved in soil irrigated with treated wastewater in comparison with that irrigated with freshwater. The results also show that there is no trace elements or heavy metals accumulation in soil. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship The authors thank Eng. Haneen N. Al-Sbihi and Eng. Yousra A. Abu-Sharekh for the help in samples collection and data analysis during their graduation project in the Environmental Engineering Department—Islamic University of Gaza. The project Water and Livelihood Initiatives (WLI)-ICARDA is highly acknowledged for supporting this work to be published. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Barghouthi, Z., Alimari, A., Qurie, M., Amereih, S. and Al-Dadah, J.Y. (2017) Using Nonconventional Water in Irrigation of Olive Trees and Its Effect on Olive Oil Properties. Journal of Agricultural Chemistry and Environment , 6, 222-231. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2325-744X
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.alquds.edu/handle/20.500.12213/4739
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Scientific Research Publishing en_US
dc.subject Irrigation en_US
dc.subject Nonconventional Water en_US
dc.subject Effluent en_US
dc.subject Olive Trees en_US
dc.subject Olive Oil en_US
dc.subject Gaza Strip en_US
dc.title Using Nonconventional Water in Irrigation of Olive Trees and Its Effect on Olive Oil Properties en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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