In order to preserve the quality of our environment and public health, regulatory treatment of pollutants is constantly changing to more restrictive standards. Thus, the problem of organic pollutants has emerged as a major issue in the treatment of industrial wastewater (ERI). The objective of this work was the evaluation of the above organic pollution load of wastewater from some industrial sites in the city of Ouargla (Algeria). The water samples were collected from seven different sites, hospital, washing stations, a slaughterhouse and a processing plastic plant. The physico-chemical characterization of raw sewage revealed that these releases are loaded with organic matter in terms of COD (153.6 to 36120 mg/L) BOD5 (100 to 4700 mg/L) TSS (29 to 14702 mg/L). For the majority of the studied parameters, Algerian industrial waste often exceeded the required standards, since wastewater has a high organic load (BOD5 / COD = 0.012 to 0.45 and TSS / BOD5 = 0.2625 to 73.51, COD / BOD5 = 2.23 to about 80000), showing in most cases poor biodegradability. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
Messrouk, H., Hadj Mahammed, M., Touil, Y., & Amrane, A. (2014). Physico-chemical characterization of industrial effluents from the town of Ouargla (South East Algeria). In Energy Procedia (Vol. 50, pp. 255–262). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2014.06.031