STUDY AND EVALUATION OF THE QUALITY OF LOCAL AND IMPORTED BOTTLED DRINKING WATER AVAILABLE IN THE MARKET OF KIRKUK CITY, IRAQAli Abdul Khaliq Kamal, Abdul Khaliq Kamal Mahmood and Abbas Mohammed Noori
The scarcity of drinking water and deterioration of their quality in recent seasons are the main reasons for large uses of citizens in Kirkuk city (Iraq). This research is investigating the physical, chemical and bacterial properties of 15 kinds of locally produced bottled drinking water and four types of imported bottled water that are used by the citizens. The samples were examined at the water pollution laboratory in the Technical College of Kirkuk. Results showed that bottled drinking water are conforming to the international and Iraqi standards for drinking water, and with three models locally produced are out of the specifications of magnesium. There are differences in concentrations of some elements, which are installed on plastic bottles with laboratory results for all types, but within the limits of local and global specifications. The four imported types were within the international and local specifications of all elements. All results are successful in terms of bacterial examination.
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