Water quality at Jebel Ali Harbor, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Munjed A. Maraqa, Ayub Ali, Madduri V. Rao, Waleed Hamza, Hassan D. Imran, Saed Al Awadi

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With the existing and anticipated expansion in the Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZ), Dubai, there is concern regarding the degradation of water resources in the area. This study was conducted to assess the water quality of the harbor in the JAFZ area, with an emphasis on the impact of discharged pollutants into the harbor. To do so, an extensive sampling protocol was followed to identify target pollutants. The protocol covered sampling of all discharge locations, several harbor stations, and a reference point in the Arabian Gulf. Over 90 parameters were analyzed for most collected samples.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPollution Assessment for Sustainable Practices in Applied Sciences and Engineering
Number of pages66
ISBN (Electronic)9780128095829
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2020


  • Assessment
  • Chlorophyll-a
  • Coliform
  • Industrial discharge
  • Inorganic contaminants
  • Jebel ali harbor
  • Metallic impurities
  • Organic contamination
  • Phytoplankton
  • Water quality
  • Water quality objective limits
  • Zooplankton

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Environmental Science


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