Measuring and Evaluating the Performance of a Wastewater Treatment Plant

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The main concept of wastewater treatment is to remove or reduce the excessive amounts of contaminants from the wastewater. This performance study was needed to evaluate the efficiency of a wastewater treatment plant in decreasing the pollutants level, to meet with the governmental environmental standards. Also, the wastewater re-use for irrigation approaches must be in accordance with the criteria along with indicators should be monitored also impended up on a complying basis, and necessity at the stage of assessing and development to give top precession to standards to shield the land and water resources along with the public health protection Required category of treatment determent through the development of treatment objectives of the approach and check all applicable laws and regulations and finally compared the characteristics of the wastewater with the constraints of the laws. And thereby determine and consider possible options, disposal and re-use. Next decide the most acceptable option is to get rid of pollutants in the wastewater in ways that are either chemical or physical or biological individually or grouped. This study evaluates and analyzes the performance and the efficiency of Shoubra Al Khaima (Balqus) wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). Based on the results, it shows that Balqus WWTP operates with removal efficiencies higher than 90% for biological oxygen demand (BOD), chemical oxygen demand (COD), total suspended solids (TSS) and oil & grease (O&G) were established. This analysis applied to define a performance measuring plan based on the most important parameters that can be reliable and applicable for any WWTP