Title: Lake Edku water-quality monitoring, analysis and management model for optimising drainage water treatment using a genetic algorithm

Authors: Mona. E. Ossman, Nadia B.E. Badr

Addresses: Mubarak City for Scientific Research and Technology Applications (IRI), 21934 Alexandria, Egypt. ' Faculty of Science, Environmental Sciences Department, Alexandria University, 21934 Alexandria, Egypt

Abstract: Lake Edku, one of the northern Nile Delta Lakes, subjected to huge inputs of nutrients (especially phosphorous and nitrogen). These nutritional conditions create rich resource spectrum for algal growth and make the lake suffer from high level of eutrophication. Lake Edku does not have numeric water quality criteria for nutrients. The main objective of this research is to develop a model which can be implemented from the monitoring data to help in decision support system for the lake management strategy. Genetic optimisation was used to manage the phosphorous concentration reduction from drainage discharge to Lake Edku.

Keywords: Lake Edku; total phosphorous; chlorophyll-a; water transparency; TSI index; genetic algorithms; water quality; water monitoring; drainage water treatment; nutrients; phosphorous; nitrogen; algal growth; eutrophication; decision support systems; DSS: lake management; water management; Egypt.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEWM.2010.029699

International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 2010 Vol.5 No.1/2, pp.152 - 162

Available online: 01 Dec 2009 *

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