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Evaluation of the Quality of Drinking Water- Kirkuk, Iraq M

Sulyman, Maryam H. A.

      This study was conducted to evaluate the quality of drinking water in the city of Kirkuk for the period (2015-2016). The results of the analyzes showed that the values of the Electrical Conductivity (EC), PH, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), and Total suspended solids (TSS) was within and accordance the Iraqi and  the world health organization (WHO) drinking water standards. The results also showed that alkaline levels, Chloride (Cl-), sulfate (SO4) and Hardness are within the permissible limits. Furthermore, the study showed that the tolerances of the permissible parameters of the measured values of (Ca+ 2), (Mg+2) and nitrate (NO3), and fluoride (F) for the Kiwan drinking water treatment plant, ranged (75.66.25.8%), while, the AL-Dabs plant (83,33,16%), respectively, and the fluoride values of the plant was within the permissible limits. The study also compares the efficiency of the turbidity removal. The efficiency rates ranged between (8 - 96)%, (5-94)% for both the Kiwan and the AL-Dabs drinking water treatment plants, respectively.

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