Evaluation of fluoride concentration in water filter system for households

Bahari, Masitah and Mohd Kamil, Nor Amani Filzah and Akbar, Nor Azliza and Mizad, Meizareena (2018) Evaluation of fluoride concentration in water filter system for households. International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 10 (2). pp. 123-127. ISSN 2229-838X

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Drinking water that has good quality is important to sustain human life. If the sources of the drinking water have been contaminated by pollutants, it can give harmful effects to human. Besides of pollutants, good quality of drinking water should have optimum concentration of minerals and one of necessary minerals is fluoride. However, fluoride concentration is less emphasized in factor of purchasing the water filter system. In addition, Malaysians are not aware of the importance of optimum fluoride concentration in their drinking. Water filter system is installed to obtain the good quality of drinking water and needs the maintenance services to ensure the quality of drinking water accomplishes a constant protection. However, the performance of maintenance service is never being measured. Therefore, this study was conducted to measure the fluoride concentration in drinking water for household and evaluate the performance of maintenance service in water filter system. Two residential areas in Johor were involved in data collection. Fluoride concentrations at influent of water filter system were in range of 2.41 mg/L to 3.84 mg/L which were above the permissible limit except for USEPA standard. Concentrations at effluent for before maintenance service were reduced, in range of 0.89 mg/L to 1.28 mg/L, and thus water filter system is necessary to install in Malaysian household. However, very low concentrations were detected after maintenance service, in range of 0.08 mg/L and 0.12 mg/L, and thus the maintenance service needs to be revised to obtain the optimum fluoride concentration.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Drinking water; Fluoride; Indoor water filter.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD201-500 Water supply for domestic and industrial purposes > TD429.5-480.7 Water purification. Water treatment and conditioning. Saline water conversion
Divisions: Faculty of Civil Engineering and Built Environment > Department of Civil Engineering : Water and Environmental Engineering
Depositing User: UiTM Student Praktikal
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2021 03:39
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2021 03:39
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/4459

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