Qatar - Organic water pollutant

Organic water pollutant (BOD) emissions (kg per day)

The value for Organic water pollutant (BOD) emissions (kg per day) in Qatar was 6,388 as of 2006. As the graph below shows, over the past 6 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 6,388 in 2006 and a minimum value of 3,672 in 2003.

Definition: 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.

Source: 1998 study by Hemamala Hettige, Muthukumara Mani, and David Wheeler, "Industrial Pollution in Economic Development: Kuznets Revisited" (available at www.worldbank.org/nipr). The data were updated by the World Bank's Development Research Group using the same methodology as the initial study.

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Year Value
2000 4,326
2001 4,438
2002 4,386
2003 3,672
2004 5,115
2005 5,849
2006 6,388

Organic water pollutant (BOD) emissions (kg per day per worker)

The value for Organic water pollutant (BOD) emissions (kg per day per worker) in Qatar was 0.12 as of 2006. As the graph below shows, over the past 6 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 0.15 in 2002 and a minimum value of 0.12 in 2004.

Definition: 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.

Source: World Bank and UNIDO's industry database.

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Year Value
2000 0.14
2001 0.14
2002 0.15
2003 0.14
2004 0.12
2005 0.12
2006 0.12

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Water pollution