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Middle Eastern and North Africa: Environment > Water pollution > Organic water pollutant stats

Definitions

  • BOD emissions > Kg per day: Emissions of organic water pollutants are measured by biochemical oxygen demand, which refers to the amount of oxygen that bacteria in water will consume in breaking down waste. This is a standard water-treatment test for the presence of organic pollutants."
  • BOD emissions > Kg per day per worker: Emissions per worker are total emissions of organic water pollutants divided by the number of industrial workers. Organic water pollutants are measured by biochemical oxygen demand, which refers to the amount of oxygen that bacteria in water will consume in breaking down waste. This is a standard water-treatment test for the presence of organic pollutants."
STAT MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICAN TOTAL MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICAN AVERAGE DATES
BOD emissions > Kg per day 24,953.27
2 times less than average
2006
BOD emissions > Kg per day per worker 0.204
13% less than average
2006

Citation

"Middle East and North African Organic water pollutant Profile", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/groups/Middle-Eastern-and-North-Africa/Environment/Water-pollution/Organic-water-pollutant