The Effect of Irrigation with Magnetized Water of Varying Salinity on Some Physicochemical Properties of Gypsiferous Soils in the Maskana (East of Aleppo Governorate)

Yousef Khalaph (1) , Khaldon Dormish (1), Hossam Bahlawan (1)* and Wafaa Issa(2)

(1). Department of Soil and Land Reclamation, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, Aleppo University.

(2). Department of Mathematical Statistics, Faculty of Science, Aleppo University.

(*Corresponding author: Hossam Bahlawan, E-mail :

Received: 7/09/2021           Accepted: 19/03/2022


A column experiment was carried out under the conditions of the laboratory of colloids and clay minerals at the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Aleppo. The aim of study is know the effect caused by the magnetization of irrigation water on the physicochemical properties of soils irrigated with water of different salinity. The experiment was carried out on selected gypsiferous soils from the village of Musharafa Al-Zakiya located in the Maskana project (Aleppo governorate). And it was irrigated with three types of water of different salinity (Euphrates River water -Rasm Al-Hamis village – Musharafa Al-Zakiya village). Irrigation technology was applied With magnetized water (M) and water without magnetization (NM), a leaching factor of 15% was used with water added to the columns, and the irrigation process was repeated ten times. The results indicated that the use of the water of Rasm Al-Hamis well and the well of Mishrifa, the magnetic purity, contributed to the washing of salts by 20% and 16% for the surface and subsurface layers, respectively, compared to similar treatments irrigated with normal water, and the results of the statistical analysis indicated that the decrease in the concentration of salts in the washed columns The magnetized water was significant. As for the magnetized water of the Euphrates, it contributed to the washing of salts from the surface layer within the soil columns by about 5.5%, compared with the treatment irrigated with non-magnetized Euphrates river water, and the decrease in the concentration of salts was not significant. The data indicated in general to the significant role of the washing coefficient applied in this study in the disposal of salts, in particular soda salts, as the data showed that the magnetization of water added to the studied soil columns contributed clearly in reducing the values ​​of the adsorbed sodium ratio (SAR) and the ratio of exchangeable sodium (ESP) compared to the non-magnetized irrigation water. The magnetization of water also contributed to improving the porosity of soil irrigated with magnetized water, compared to treatments irrigated with ordinary water.

Keyword: Magnetized Water, Gypsiferous Soils, Saline Agriculture, gauss.

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