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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:10, October, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(10): 397-407

Application of Water Quality Index to Assessment of Tigris River
Bashar J.J. AL-Sabah*
College of Agriculture, University of Misan, Iraq
*Corresponding author

This study aimed at using the application of Water Quality Index (WQI) in evaluating the quality of Tigris River in Misan province, Iraq for public usage. Fourteen water quality parameters were considered (pH, Electrical conductivity, Total dissolved solids, Total hardness, Total alkalinity, Turbidity, Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Nitrate, Sulphate, Phosphate). WQI values ranged from 93.78 and 264.29 for winter and summer season respectively, and its ranged for all sites between 65.581 to 160.461 and 173.589 to 446.478 for        both season respectively. The high value of WQI had been found mainly from        the higher values of pH, total hardness, total alkalinity, turbidity, potassium, nitrate and phosphate. The analysis reveals that the WQI of Tigris river its poor and unsuitable for human consumption and other purposes, and its need some     treatments before consumption and its also needs to be protect from pollution.

Keywords: Water Quality Index,Tigris River.

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