Development of optimal location and design capacity of wastewater treatment plants for urban areas: a case study in Samawah city

Hussien, A, Al-Mukaram, NAR and Mohammed, Ruqayah 2020, 'Development of optimal location and design capacity of wastewater treatment plants for urban areas: a case study in Samawah city' , IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 671 , 012089.

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Abstract

Water, and related wastewater structures, are critical factors in the existence and the improvement of civilizations. Wastewater gathering and management has a considerable effect on the climate and economy at both regional and global level, and, accordingly, it is appropriate to advance actions that guarantee effective management for wastewater, particularly in urban areas. This research thus examined the environmental and economic aspects of proposed locations for wastewater treatment plants. Samawah city, located in the southern part of Iraq, was selected as a case study for the research methodology, and for research purposes, the studied city was divided into three main zones (1, 2, and 3) of sixteen areas. The Google Earth tool was used to calculate the lowest elevations in the studied zones in order to assess the suggested positions of treatment plants. Additionally, the WinQSB program was utilised to select the most appropriate positions for treatment plants based on data obtained from local government departments. These data include population, water consumption, and required lengths and subsequent cost of pipes. This research thus developed a new strategy for assigning the locations of wastewater treatment plants.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Publisher: IOP Science
ISSN: 1757-8981
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Depositing User: USIR Admin
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2020 15:27
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2020 15:30
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/56656

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