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Table 1 Chemical analysis data of the heavy and radioactive elements (ppm)

From: Mineralogical and geochemical studies on soils and Nile bottom sediments of Luxor–Aswan area, South Egypt

S. nos Location As Pb Cr Cd Co Zn Cu Ni Mn U Th
1 Luxor Nile sediments 0.2 39.8 193.9 0.5 5.5 128.6 6.6 13.7 488.9 0.3 1.2
2    0.21 40.5 201 0.5 7.5 150 7.5 15.2 497 0.4 1.5
3    0.31 45.2 210 0.4 9.2 145 6.9 14.3 510.1 0.4 1.7
4 Aswan   0.01 42.7 15.6 0.8 15.4 72.2 8.7 15.9 2094 0.7 6.7
5    0.02 60.4 13.2 1.1 12.5 80.5 22 14.8 2140 0.8 7.5
6    1.3 17.7 25.7 1.4 15.6 105.3 10.7 19.5 1995 0.5 4.3
   Average 0.34 41.05 109.90 0.78 10.95 113.60 10.40 15.57 1287.50 0.52 3.82
7 Habu City Agricultural soil 5.3 11.4 150.1 0.7 26.8 135.2 20.8 83.1 1129 0.6 6.1
8    5.6 13.4 160 0.8 30 140 25 90.5 1340 0.5 7.4
9    6.2 15.6 145 0.9 32 145 23 94.8 1546 0.55 6.8
10 Edfu   5.2 9.5 121.4 0.5 34.8 113.1 17.6 71.2 71.2 1.2 9.1
11 High Dam   0.02 9.1 131.1 0.3 28.6 373 16.3 14.9 1044.9 0.7 7.2
12    0.03 10.2 140 0.4 30.5 390 17.8 20.5 11,054 0.8 8.1
13 Philae   0.04 15.1 150 0.4 35.2 410 12.5 23.3 380.5 0.6 8.5
   Average 3.20 12.04 142.51 0.57 31.13 243.76 19.00 56.90 2366.51 0.71 7.60
  1. As, Pb, Cr, Cd, Co, Zn, Cu and Ni averages after Abou El-Anwar (2019)