Evaluation of the quality of disposed wastewater in selected hospitals in Baghdad City

The Journal of Environmental studies (JES) 
Vol. (17), 23 pages
Author:Ammar 'A. AlSultan
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Inthis paper, four hospitals selected in Baghdad, Al-Risafaa sector, were investigated to evaluatetheir wastewater quality for the target of calculating the parameters of treatment design, and theperiod of study was five months from January 2014 to June 2014. Moreover, the hospitals’wastewater (HWW) creates serious environmental problems because of its contents, that it maycontain viruses, poisonous medical materials such as toxic and radiation, heavy metals andnormal domestic wastewaters. Therefore, hospitals’ wastewater should be separated, highcarefully treated after controlled and before disposing to the surface water or city sanitarynetwork. Additionally, a package unit of treatment plant (PUTP) is the more convenient for thosehospitals has not wastewater treatment yet, so as those schools, industries, and small communityaccommodation areas. The main point concluded from the research, and the quality of fourhospitals’ wastewater was close to that of the normal domestic wastewater excepted the toxic andradiation materials, also, we concluded that there is a variation between the quality of pollutantsin the HWW during the period of study.


Hospitals’ wastewater (HWW),package unit of treatment plant (PUTP), BOD, SS.


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