TITLE

ASSESSMENT OF THE WATER QUALITY INDEX OF EUPHRATES RIVER BETWEEN HEET AND RAMADI CITIES, IRAQ

AUTHOR(S)
Al-Heety, Emad A.M.; Turki, Ahmed M.; Al-Othman, Eethar M.A.
PUB. DATE
December 2011
SOURCE
International Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences;Dec2011, Vol. 11 Issue 6, p38
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The Water Quality Index (WQI) of Euphrates river between Heet and Ramadi cities was carried out using various water quality parameter from November 2008 to June 2009 . Twelve water quality parameters namely Ph , Dissolved Oxygen (DO) , Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) , Turbidity , Total Dissolved Salts (TDS) , Total Suspended Solids (TSS) , Bicarbonate (HCO3 -) , Sulfate ( SO4 =) , Phosphate (PO4 =) , Total Nitrogen (TN) , Chloride ( Cl-) and Fecal Coliform (FC) were considered to compute Water Quality Index (WQI) based on the Canadian council of Ministers of the Environment Water Quality Index methodology (CCME WQI) . We found that the water quality of Euphrates river in the study area is mostly rated as " marginal ) " CCME WQI is 45.17 ) for over all drinking aquatic uses in the study period . Generally , the water quality was " marginal " at the upstream and " poor " at the downstream throughout the study period . The deterioration of water quality in Euphrates river can be attributed to natural and anthropogenic sources.
ACCESSION #
74447782

Tags: WATER quality management;  WATER -- Dissolved oxygen;  HYDROGEN-ion concentration;  SUSPENDED solids;  TRANSPARENT solids

 

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