Turkey - Organic water pollutant

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

The value for Organic water pollutant (BOD) emissions (kg per day) in Turkey was 346,374 as of 2006. As the graph below shows, over the past 14 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 346,374 in 2006 and a minimum value of 165,762 in 1994.

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
1992 175,842
1993 173,439
1994 165,762
1995 168,811
1996 176,332
1997 187,709
1998 197,388
1999 183,851
2000 184,655
2001 178,041
2002 296,332
2003 293,521
2004 312,999
2005 334,082
2006 346,374

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

The value for Organic water pollutant (BOD) emissions (kg per day per worker) in Turkey was 0.15 as of 2006. As the graph below shows, over the past 14 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 0.18 in 1992 and a minimum value of 0.15 in 2006.

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
1992 0.18
1993 0.18
1994 0.18
1995 0.18
1996 0.17
1997 0.17
1998 0.16
1999 0.17
2000 0.16
2001 0.16
2002 0.16
2003 0.16
2004 0.15
2005 0.15
2006 0.15

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Water pollution