Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science
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Abdel Rahman Al Tawaha, Esam Qnais, Yazan Ismail, Mohammed Wedyan
Abstract: Atmospheric wet deposition is now well recognized as a main source of both inorganic and organic nitrogen for both marine and terrestrial environment. Until now more than 80% of dissolved organic nitrogen fraction of rainwater has remain uncharacterized. In this present study the free dissolved amino acids were determined in the urban samples using amino acids analyzer. Rainwater samples were collected from Irbid and the Hashemite University (HU) campus during winter 2015-2016. Dissolved free amino acids were determined in each samples. The concentrations of TFAA for whole Irbid and HU samples were 0.078 ± 0.0083 and 0.080 ± 0.0065 respectively, these concentrations are signifi cantly similar to those previously described data for marine and terrestrial rainwater and aerosol samples collected from different remote areas. The results furthermore revealed that the highest proportion were phenylalanine and isoleucine in both sample sites. The results also demonstrate that the biological processes (transformation and degradation) play an important role in alteration of proteinaceous materials. As we know and back to the literature indicate to say that the description of dissolved free amino acids percentages in the rainfall and the proportion of contribution to the dissolved organic nitrogen is quiet generally uncharacterized. To our knowledge this is the first study carry on the identifi cation of FAA in rainwater over Jordan.
Keywords: amino acid analyzer; dissolved amino acids; Jordan; rainwater
Date published: 2018-01-15
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