Assessment of domestic water quality

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dc.contributor.author Korfali, Samira Ibrahim
dc.contributor.author Jurdi, Mey
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-07T09:28:22Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-07T09:28:22Z
dc.date.copyright 2007
dc.date.issued 2016-05-19
dc.identifier.issn 0167-6369 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2473
dc.description.abstract In urban cities, the environmental services are the responsibility of the public sector, where piped water supply is the norm for urban household. Likewise, in Beirut City (capital of Lebanon) official water authorities are the main supplier of domestic water through a network of piping system that leaks in many areas. Beirut City and its suburbs are overpopulated since it is the residence of 1/3 of the Lebanese citizens. Thus, Beirut suffers deficiency in meeting its water demand. Water rationing, as a remedial action, is firmly established since four decades by the Lebanese Water Authorities. Consumers resorted then to private wells to supplement their domestic water needs. Consequently, household water quality is influenced by external factors relating to well water characteristics and internal factors depending on the types of the pipes of the distribution network and cross connections to sewer pipes. These factors could result in chemical and microbial contamination of drinking water. The objective of this study is to investigate domestic water quality variation in Beirut City emerging form the aforementioned factors. The presented work encircles a typical case study of Beirut City (Ras Beirut). Results showed deterioration pattern in domestic water quality. The predicted metal species and scales within the water pipes of distribution network depended on water pH, hardness, sulfate, chloride, and iron. The corrosion of iron pipes mainly depended on Mg hardness. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Assessment of domestic water quality en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle case study, Beirut, Lebanon en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 197829160
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Environmental Monitoring and Assessment en_US
dc.journal.volume 135 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.article.pages 241-251 en_US
dc.keywords Domestic water en_US
dc.keywords Well water en_US
dc.keywords House pipes en_US
dc.keywords Metal species and scales en_US
dc.keywords Sea water and wastewater infiltration en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10661-007-9646-x
dc.identifier.ctation Korfali, S. I., & Jurdi, M. (2007). Assessment of domestic water quality: case study, Beirut, Lebanon. Environmental monitoring and assessment, 135(1-3), 241-251. en_US
dc.author.email skorfali@lau.edu.lb
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2038-510X en_US

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