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Potential study of water extraction from selected plants

Musa, S. and Abu Mansor, N.A. A. and Bujang, S. S. and Mohd Kamil, N. A. F. and Adnan, M. S. and Hamdan, R. (2017) Potential study of water extraction from selected plants. MATEC Web of Conferences, 103 (04023). pp. 1-7. ISSN 2261236X


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Water is absorbed by the roots of a plant and transported subsequently as a liquid to all parts of the plant before being released into the atmosphere as transpiration. In this study, seven(7)selected plant species collected from urban, rural and forested areas were studied and characterized. The water was collected using transparent plastic bag that being tied to the tree branches. Then, the vapouris water trapped inside the plastic bag and through the condensation process, it become water droplets. Water quality parameters such as temperature, pH value, DO, turbidity, colour, magnesium, calcium, nitrate and chloride were analyzed. The analysis was compared to drinking water quality standard set by the Ministry of Health Malaysia. Based on the results, it shows that banana leaf has a higher rate of water extraction compared to others. Thus, the plant can be categorised as a helpful guide for emergency use of water or as an alternative source to survival.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD201-500 Water supply for domestic and industrial purposes
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Water and Environmental Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2019 08:01
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2019 08:01
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/10530
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