Original Articles: 2017 Vol: 9 Issue: 4
Characterization of the Quality of the Polluting Load of an Industrial Zone
Our study focused on the characterization of effluents from industrial production of carbonated beverages (soft drinks) in order to measure the amount of polluted material entering the water supply. We analyzed the effluent's physical and chemical characteristics (pH, temperature, and conductivity) as pollution indicators (biological oxygen demand over five days [BOD5] and chemical oxygen demand [COD]). Daily sampling was done on liquid effluents and analyzed in the monitoring station laboratory in order to detect variations in entrance and the exit station water. The analysis of wastewater shows a high organic load, which requires treatment before any direct discharge into the environment or before it can be reused.