Mechanical Analysis of Khair Abad Village, Surskhrud District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan

  • Hafizullah Rasouli Department of Geology, Geoscience Faculty, Kabul University, Jamal Mina 1006, Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Ashok Vaseashta International Clean Water Institute, Manassas, VA, USA
  • Kaltoum Belhassan Department of Geology, Faculty of Sciences Dhar Mehraz, Fez, Morocco
Keywords: Soil, Geology, Pedogenic horizons, Soil profiles, Physiochemical parameters


The article results of studies on the physiochemical properties of nine samples in Khair Abad, Nangarhar, Afghanistan. In this research, we collected dissimilar samples from each profile and transported them to the research laboratory. The main objective of this study is to select physiochemical limitations in diverse places of Khair Abad, Nangrahar for the earlier geological periods. This inquiry is therefore essential, because of no or scares previous studies, in these areas. From the analysis, we found the soil type is loam, silty loam and the pH of the soil is basic and in some places near to acidic. The amount of CaCO3, EC, and pH parameters are dissimilar according to the locations, and the amount of EC and pH are normal at all points, as well as we can find organic materials in different amounts. The results obtained suggest that the soil parameters can be used efficiently for the application of soil parameters catchment of the Kabul basin and other basins in Afghanistan.


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