Effect of Baghdad City Sewage Treatment Effluents on Dissolved Oxygen Profiles of an Iraqi River

by Qais Nuri Fattah, Baghdad Univ, Baghdad, Iraq,
Faris Hammoudi Mohammad, Baghdad Univ, Baghdad, Iraq,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Forum '86: World Water Issues in Evolution


The paper presents measured dissolved oxygen (DO) profiles in an Iraqi river in the vicinity of Baghdad City. The effect of the effluent discharges from Baghdad Sewage Treatment Plant on the DO profiles in the river is considered. Several mathematical models are fitted to the field measurements. Modifications are introduced into a reaeration rate model in order to calibrate it for conditions in the river. Conclusions are drawn regarding the self-purification and sanitation of the river.

Subject Headings: Dissolved oxygen | Rivers and streams | Mathematical models | Sewage | Mathematics | High-rise buildings | Effluents | Iraq | Middle East | Asia

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