Said Ahmad Sharif, a chemical engineer specializing in water treatment, collection of information and detail about «pollution of the Nile water» after the sinking of the barge bearing phosphates in the Nile River, Tuesday.
He said «Sheriff» told «Egyptian today», Wednesday, that the phosphate a Photo phosphorus, and known that phosphate extracted from southern Egypt «crude», thus melting «zero», stressing that «the installation of chemical phosphate» is the most important factor in Solubility.
He added: «Rock phosphate or (Stone) Is soluble in water, is then extracted phosphate processor than in factories and industrial chemicals in ways that are complex and fertilizers Taatsna him after that ».
He continued: «Proportion of phosphate in stone about 20% And the remaining rocks (Calcareous) . There is no risk of any of them, I mean the 500 Tons countries including 100 Tons of phosphate is originally soluble ».
Continued: «If we assume for argument that they are susceptible to melt? Phosphate on the surface of the stone remains, but is Elly Hidob, representing less affection violin ».
He explained: «Nile where Abiedy 200 Million cubic meters of water a day, if we assume melting ton phosphate fully in one day, something impossible in practice, remains the phosphate concentration in the water will reach a small rate is very, very not cause any actual harm, where it will display each cubic meter of water on the half part of the billion ».
And went on: «Keda appreciate phosphate say that those people in the stone Ende. There is no real risk of it, and purification operations in any water plant completely able to get rid of heavy metals with the utmost simplicity».
He stressed the need to extract «phosphate sunken speed», because Egypt is currently Ptatmd on the stone to produce fertilizer as a byproduct, he says.
In addition, it recovered the Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with the Armed Forces, on Wednesday, the sunken tanker in Qena Nile, loaded with 500 Phosphate tons, thanks to the Navy Army Equipment.
The ministry said in a statement Wednesday, said that in coordination with the General Petroleum Corporation, to pay anti-pollution center in Aswan to secure lift the tanker and to deal with any oil contamination of the process, in addition to the withdrawal of samples of water site by the Ministry of Irrigation and company drinking water, confirming that the samples matching the border Results permitted, and there is no change in water quality, and the current stand-up in coordination with the Ministry of Environment and the province of Qena Branch and the Ministry of Irrigation.