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International Journal Of Rural Development, Environment And Health Research(IJREH)

Study on Physico- Chemical Parameters of Waste Water Effluents from Kombolcha and Debreberhan Industrial Area, Ethiopia

Tesfalem Belay Woldeamanuale


International Journal of Rural Development, Environment and Health Research(IJREH), Vol-1,Issue-2, July - August 2017, Pages 10-17,

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The physicochemical parameters of wastewater collected from five sampling sites were investigated. These parameters were analyzed by standard methods. The pH of the waste water varied from 4.7 to8.2, while the waste water conductivity ranges from 1205.3 to 7130.17 µScm−1. The maximum total dissolved solid was 8100mg/l.and the maximum biological oxygen demand was 2763.35 mg/l. The chemical oxygen demand of the selected samplesites varied widely (772.56–3105.13 mg/l), the nitrate content was found to be maximum insample W5 (166.00mg/l), and the sulfate content was found to be high in samples W1 andW5 (500and 4875mg/l). The chloride and sulphied contents were maximum atsamplesof W3 and W5 their concentrations were8543.45 and 10.7mg/lrespectively. Thephysicochemicalparameters studied in this work were varied between the samplesand almost all parameters studied were higher compared with the permissible limit prescribed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and World Health Organization.

Wastewater, Physicochemical, conductivity, Biological oxygen demand, Chemical oxygen demand, TDS,Chloride, Sulphied.

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