Environmental Assessment of Al-Hilla City Wastewater Treatment Plants
2015 (English)In: Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, ISSN 1934-7359, E-ISSN 1934-7367, Vol. 9, no 6, 749-755 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Iraq is one of the countries that is suffering from water shortage problems and, for this reason, wastewater treatment plantsbecome a necessity to minimize this problem. In this study, the impact of Al-Hilla WWTP (wastewater treatment plant) on theenvironment has been studied. This was achieved using SimaPro software package. This software is a powerful tool for analyzing theenvironmental impact on products during their whole life cycle. A huge amount of knowledge about the environment is built into theprogram and database, enabling to analyze a product with a minimum of specialized knowledge. The results of LCA (life cycleassessment) showed that the impact and damage on the environment by Al-Hilla WWTP was 41 bad points for each 1 m3 of treatedwastewater. The most environmental impacts potentially were global warming, respiratory inorganics and non-renewable energy. Thestudy also showed that most of the effects were the result of the use of cement, steel and electricity consumption
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 9, no 6, 749-755 p.
Research subject Soil Mechanics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-14053DOI: 10.17265/1934-7359/2015.06.013Local ID: d5da2045-b200-4cbd-ace8-094da7fc2ad7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-14053DiVA: diva2:987007
Validerad; 2015; Nivå 1; 20150624 (nadhir)2016-09-292016-09-29Bibliographically approved