WIT Press

River Pollution Monitoring: A Case Study Of The Ruaraka River In Kenya

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP930451

Volume

2

Pages

9

Published

1993

Size

621 kb

Author(s)

J.S. Kilani

Abstract

River pollution monitoring: a case study of the Ruaraka River in Kenya J.S. Kilani Department of Civil Engineering, University of South Africa ABSTRACT The Tusker Brewery at Ruaraka (located about 6 km from Nairobi City Centre) is the largest brewery plant in Kenya, producing about 2.25 million litres of beer per day. The effluent from the plant is discharged directly into the Ruaraka River without any form of pretreatment. The impact of the discharge from the brewery plant on the water quality profile of the river was monitored and discussed. Based on the results of a treatability study, the expected impact of the waste on the river if some form of pretreatment of the wastewater in an anaerobic pond is provided prior to discharge was simulated. INTRODUCTION One of the most pertinent issues in Water Resources Management of a nation is the control of pollution levels in both the major and minor water bodies threatened by discharges from industrial and institutional establish

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