EVALUATION OF THE EFFICIENCY OF AL-WAHDA PLANT IN PURIFICATION OF POTABLE WATER

EVALUATION OF THE EFFICIENCY OF AL-WAHDA PLANT IN PURIFICATION OF POTABLE WATER

  • Huda Shaker Mahmood
  • Bahaa Abd Al-Jabar Abd Al –Hameed
Keywords: Total coliform, E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Fungi, Algae.

Abstract

Water samples were collected from output of water for Al-Wahda plant where located in al-karrada area in Baghdad city to study water contamination with bacteria, fungi and Algae. The study lasted one year started on August, 2016 to July,2017.Results were acquired according to two tests performed, the first is biological test included total coliform,E.coli, pseudomonas aeruginosa, total fungi, Diatom and non Diatom Algae and the second is physiochemical test included temperature, turbidity and residual chlorine. The results of bacteria were within the permitted specification in the Iraqi standards no. 14/2270 for the year 2015 except August was exceeded the permitted standard for total coliform, it was 1.1< cell/100 ml.Total Fungi, Diatom and non Diatom Algae were exceeded the permitted standard for Syrian potable water no 45/2007. Total fungi between 0-10 cfu/ml, Diatom algae value between 7533-16300 cell/l and non diatom between 6533-39200 cell/l. Temperature for water 10.4-33.33 oC, turbidity value between 3.4-57 NTU and residual chlorine between 0.9-4.98 mg/l.

Author Biographies

Huda Shaker Mahmood

Soil sciences and water resources, College of Agriculture ,University of Baghdad,Baghdad,Iraq

Bahaa Abd Al-Jabar Abd Al –Hameed

Assis. Prof. Dr. Soil sciences and water resources, College of Agriculture, University of Baghdad,Baghdad,Iraq

Published
2018-12-20