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dc.contributor.authorAfkhami, M
dc.contributor.authorShariat, M
dc.contributor.authorJaafarzadeh, N
dc.contributor.authorGhadiri, H
dc.contributor.authorNabizadeh, R
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:59:23Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:59:23Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.date.modified2009-12-23T05:04:59Z
dc.identifier.issn1735-1979
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/27948
dc.description.abstractThe Karun and Dez rivers basin are the largest rivers basin in Iran which are situated in the south west of the country. Karun River originates from Zagros mountain ranges and passing through Khuzestan plain, reaches the Persian Gulf. Several cities lie along its path of them the most important is Ahvaz, the center of Khuzestan province. To achieve water quality goals in Karun and Dez rivers, a water quality management model has been developed through the GIS approach and a mathematical water quality model. In Karun and Dez rivers, water quality has decreased due to heavy pollution loads from Khuzestan province cities and surrounding areas. In this survey, pollution sources, land use, geographic features and measured water quality data of the river basin were incorporated into the Arc-view geographic information system database. With the database, the model calculated management type and cost for each management project in the river basin. Until now, river management policy for polluted rivers in Iran has been first of all to get penalties from pollution sources and secondarily, to construct treatment plants for the pollution sources whose wastewater is released untreated and for which the wastewater quality goal of the Iranian Department of the Environment is not met. Different management projects with a time program were proposed and they were compared with the results of the river quality without any management approach. It became clear that the results based on the management approach were much better than those for the unmanaged condition from the viewpoint of the achievement of water quality goals and cost optimization.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTehran University of Medical Sciences (T UM S) Publications
dc.publisher.placeIran
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.doaj.org
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom99
dc.relation.ispartofpageto106
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalIranian Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering
dc.relation.ispartofvolume4
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Science and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0502
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0907
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.titleDeveloping a water quality management model for Karun and Dez rivers
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorGhadiri, Hossein


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