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Field performance of a constructed litter trap with oil and grease filter using low-cost materials

Rahmat, Siti Nazahiyah and Algheethi, Adel Ali Saeed Abduh and Mohd Ali, Ahmad Zurisman and Mohammad Razi, Mohd Adib and Adnan, Mohd Shalahuddin (2018) Field performance of a constructed litter trap with oil and grease filter using low-cost materials. International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 10 (2). pp. 128-131. ISSN 26007916

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The current study was conducted to develop a litter trap by using crushed clay as an adsorbent media filter to reduce oil and grease (O&G) contents in residential wastewater and then to prevent the degradation of the environment and natural water bodies. Clay acts as a magnet, drawing the oil molecules out of the water and causing them to attach to the surfaces of the clay. The trap was built using Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe and bamboo and installed at site-specific discharge points of storm water for removal of O&G. A total of twenty-four (24) wastewater samples were collected before and after the filtration The design achieved 94% of O&G removal. However, the removal efficiency deepened on the rainfall intensity, the increasing of rainfall effect negatively on the removal percentage of O&G. Nonetheless, the designed system exhibited a potential to remove O&G from the residential wastewater.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adsorbent; litter trap; oil and grease filter; residential wastewater
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: 31 Mar 2019 07:36
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2019 07:36
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/11253
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