Applying the Wastewater Quality Index for Assessing the Effluent Quality of Recently Upgraded Meet Abo El-koum Wastewater Treatment Plant
Mohamed Ayoub 1  
,   Ahmed El-Morsy 1  
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Public Works Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt
Mohamed Ayoub   

Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt
Publication date: 2021-02-01
J. Ecol. Eng. 2021; 22(2):128–133
The wastewater quality index (WWQI) can be defined as a single value, which reflects the overall wastewater quality related to its input constituent parameters. The major objective of the present study was to investigate the suitability of the effluent quality from Meet Abo El-koum wastewater treatment plant in Egypt for safe disposal based on the wastewater quality index approach. Moreover, statistical analysis was applied to develop a simple model using multiple linear regression (MLR) for accurate prediction of WWQI depending on different wastewater quality parameters. The results indicate good quality of the treated wastewater for safe disposal in general. Moreover, it is apparent that about 17% of the WWQI values reached excellent quality referring to the classification of the WWQI levels. For greater simplicity, a relationship between BOD5 and COD was deduced using linear regression, so that the results of the BOD5 analyses that appear after five days can be skipped. This approximation can be used to calculate WWQI on a specific day given the results of the treated wastewater analyses on that day.