Performance Evaluation of Al- Karkh Water Treatment Plant in the City of Baghdad

Abstract: In this study, one of the physical characteristics of the supplied water as represented by water turbidity was used as a tool to assess the performance of Al-Karkh water treatment plant in Baghdad. The Laboratory data collected from the Mayoralty of Baghdad for the period from January 2000 to December 2002 were used in this study. Statistical Analysis techniques were used to evaluate the performance of the plant in terms of the removal of turbidity with normal, 2-day, and 30-day moving averages. The study revealed that the raw water quality is fluctuated in many seasons as a result of flush water periods. Also, it shows that on the basis of water turbidity data, the 1-day average, the performance of water treatment plant was found to be well above (98%) according to the Iraqi drinking water standards. For 30-day moving average, the study shows that the quality of the potable water of Al-Karkh water treatment plant was (68%) violated the Unites State Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) standards, while (99%)of the samples were compliance with that standards according to 2-days moving average. Adding and advanced water treatment units is worth to be considered and operating water treatment plant according to the scientific conventional methods with a Systematic maintenance for the different stages of water treatment plant is highly recommended.

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[Hussein Janna, Adnan A. Al-Samawi (2014); Performance Evaluation of Al- Karkh Water Treatment Plant in the City of Baghdad Int. J. of Adv. Res. 2 (10). 0] (ISSN 2320-5407).

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