Study of Physico-chemical parameters of drinking and waste waters in Central Mountains in WadiMaytum, Ieb District , Yemen.

  • Mustafa Siddig Mohammed ELKheir
  • Hatil Hashim EL-Kamali
  • Mutiaa Ahmed Nashir
  • Abdel Gawi EL-Fageeh
Keywords: Drinking /waste waters, physic-chemical parameters, microbiological parameters, WadiMaytum, Ieb District, Yemen


In the present study an attempt has been made to know the concentration of different physico-chemical and microbiological parameters in drinking/waste water samples collected from various wells of WadiMaytum, Ieb District, Yemen. Temperature, pH , EC, TDS, Total hardness, Turbidity, alkalinity, BOD,COD,Total coliforms, Faecal streptococci, sodium, magnesium, iron, calcium, lead, chromium, cadmium, copper, manganese, nickel, chloride, sulphate,nitrite, nitrate, ammonia and bicarbonate were assessed . The concentration levels of different parameters in the study samples are summarized , discussed and compared with drinking/waste water quality standards given by the WHO (1994;2006) APHA (2005)and SLS(1983) Standards. In our study, it was found that EC, TDS, TH, Alkalinity, COD, sodium, magnesium (except in closed well) , calcium and lead values were above permissible limit for drinking water whereas pH, turbidity, chlorine, sulphate, nitrates , nitrites, ammonia , iron, manganese, nickel (except in B and C wells), chromium, cadmium and copper values were within the permissible limit.


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