Rabu, 21 November 2018

Water Quality Impacts of the Citarum River on Jakarta and Surrounding Bandung Basin

By Coleman Quay (The Ohio State University, 2018)

The Citarum River within the Bandung Basin of the island of Java, India, is world renowned for its horrendous pollution. A number of pollutants exceed the limits of the official water quality regulation standards of Indonesia. Chemical analysis shows a high BOD (biochemical oxygen demand) and COD (chemical oxygen demand) along with high concentrations of heavy metals. Agricultural and domestic waste also play major roles in pollution of the river. Flooding is common within the region and current trends show a consistent degradation in water quality. Uncertainty regarding the management and testing of water ways also plays a large roll.

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