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dc.contributor.authorKhatib, Issam
dc.descriptionEnvironmental Engineeringen_US
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to assess the physiochemical and microbiological quality of the domestic water through one-year long surveillance in Gaza Strip, Palestine. Water samples were taken from rain-fed cisterns, groundwater from the water network, and desalinated water. For certain chemical parameters, such as nitrate, a high percentage of water samples from all sources exceeded the limits of the Palestinian Standard Institution and the World Health Organization (WHO). Total dissolved solid (TDS) readings were noncompliant for most samples from groundwater and water from rain-fed cisterns, but the TDS quality was far better in desalinated water. As far as microbiological quality is concerned, high percentages of noncompliance were observed for total Coliform and fecal Coliform in most water samples, which was also reflected by the high incidence of water-borne diseases in Gaza Strip. The study reveals a clear superiority of quality for desalinated water, but also the need to adopt better practices (maintenance and pre- and posttreatment) in the desalination plants.
dc.subject.lcshWater quality - West Bank - Palestine
dc.subject.lcshWater quality - Gaza Strip - Palestine
dc.subject.lcshDrinking water - Health aspects - West Bank - Palestine
dc.subject.lcshDrinking water - Health aspects - Gaza Strip - Palestine
dc.subject.lcshDesalinated water - West Bank - Palestine
dc.subject.lcshDesalinated water - Gaza Strip - Palestine
dc.titleChemical and microbiological quality of desalinated water, groundwater and rain-fed cisterns in the Gaza Strip, Palestine.en_US
dc.typeContribution in refereed journalsen_US
newfileds.general-subjectEnvironmental Engineeringen_US
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