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Water Management In The Arab And Islamic Countries And The Re-use Of Ablution Water In Mosques

Congress: 2015
Author(s): Alaa Abdullah (kirkuk, Iraq)


Keyword(s): Sub-theme 7: Global challenges for water governance,
AbstractIntroduction: The religion of Islam is the second largest religions in the world, and is the second religion in the world in terms of the number of its believers, the number of Muslims is approximately billion and a half billion Muslims and within the ritual of the main religion there are prayer held by Muslims five times daily and require ablution process , which is to use a certain amount of water estimated one liter for each ablution process and for five times it becomes five liters per day or approximately five billion liters or five million cubic meters per day of pure drinking water (after subtracting approximate the number of who do not pray and children ). In this research we will try to make a solution to re-use the water of ablution in best way so we will not impact on the main purpose of the ablution but we will try to get benefit of the water after the ablution process. The method: Our method or idea based in gathering the ablution water drains from the mosques of a certain city and the drain tubes must be differs from the drains of waste water and heavy water Then converted into a simplified treatment unit depending on the principles of Total Dissolved Solid (TDS), Turbidity, Total Suspended Solid (TSS), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) and Total Nitrogen (TN). The Standard Methods (APHA, 1998) were used to determine the quality of the used ablution water before and after treatment with sand filter. Conclusions In this study and its lab results lead to conclude that the ablution water can easily be re used and will save for us at least of one million cubic meters per day 1. NAJIB SAAB (2012 report ) ARAB ENVIRONMENT and SURVIVAL OPTIONS 2. UNDP. (2009) water governance in arab countries 3. Nabil Dabour (2006) water resources and the reuse of water
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