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Assessment of Drinking Water in Jeddah City in Relation to Waterborne Diseases

Sahl, Yaser Mohammed

Titre : Assessment of Drinking Water in Jeddah City in Relation to Waterborne Diseases

تقييم مياه الشرب في مدينة جدة وعلاقتها بالأمراض ذات العلاقة بالمياه

Auteur : Sahl, Yaser Mohammed

Université de soutenance : King Abdulaziz University

Grade : Master 2008

Résumé
Water samples were collected from different places (desalination plant, pipes lines, water trucks and arbitrary chosen houses in north, south, east, west and central areas) of Jeddah city for the different proposed tests : physical, chemical, trace elements, hydrocarbons and pesticides, and microbiological tests. The obtained results showed that the desalination plant has the lowest concentrations for all the detected elements except for (NO2-2 and SO4-2) which may be due the additives used in or by-products obtained from the desalination process. Also some elements were detected with high concentrations in pipes lines and water trucks may be due to rust or shortage in cleaning process. In some houses in different areas of Jeddah city, the taken samples showed high concentrations of some elements especially for houses located in the north of the city. The detection of those high concentrations in samples taken from those houses may be due to the shortage in cleaning process for the storage tanks in those houses. Comparing the obtained results with the standard values published by different organizations, [Saudi Arabian Standards Organization (SASO), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and World Health Organization (WHO)], it may be concluded that drinking water in Jeddah city is safe.

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