Assessing the Effects of Al- Rasheed Electrical Power Plant on the Quality of Tigris River, Southern of Baghdad by Canadian Water Quality Index (CCME WQI)

  • Luma H. Alazawii Community Health Department, College of Health &Medical Technology, Middle Technical University, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Muhanned R. Nashaat Agriculture Research Directorate, Ministry of Science& Technology, Baghdad. Iraq
  • Fatema Sh. Muftin Agriculture Research Directorate, Ministry of Science& Technology, Baghdad. Iraq
Keywords: Tigris river, power plant, water index

Abstract

This study was conducted to investigate the effects of Al-Rasheed power plant (RPP) effluents at Al-Zafaraniya city on the physical – chemical of the Tigris River by using Canadian Water Quality Index(CCME WQI).Water samples were taken  monthly at four positions  and 11parameters were analyzed . The results of this study conducted that there was a significant impact of the RPP effluents on increase of water temperature, turbidity and electrical conductivity, and there was an increase in the phosphate concentration and water hardness at station 2 and the model classified water of Tigris river as poor in winter and fair to marginal in rest season for drinking and aquatic life

Published
2018-07-29
How to Cite
Alazawii, L. H., Nashaat, M. R., & Muftin, F. S. (2018). Assessing the Effects of Al- Rasheed Electrical Power Plant on the Quality of Tigris River, Southern of Baghdad by Canadian Water Quality Index (CCME WQI). Iraqi Journal of Science, 59(3A), 1162-1168. Retrieved from https://ijs.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/eijs/article/view/400
Section
Biology