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Ablution water treatment of enhancing water quality by using SOLAR DISINFECTION (SoDis) method

Arifin, Siti Nor Hidayah and Radin Mohamed, Radin Maya Saphira and Mohd Saupi, Nurul Fadilah and AB Durahim, Nurul Haakmal (2018) Ablution water treatment of enhancing water quality by using SOLAR DISINFECTION (SoDis) method. In: Proceedings of International International Conference on Sustainable Engineering & Technology 2018 (ICSET 2018).

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The sources of freshwater becoming decreased universally from time to time. This issue is leading to the advance management in order to secure the water supply resources. Therefore, the aim of this study is to determine the efficiency of SoDis in enhancing water quality and reducing bacteria load in ablution water. The observation of ablution water production was done in 3 days weekday and 3 days weekend on different week at University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) Mosque. By that, the average production of ablution water on weekday is 629.2L within 143 worshipers per day while 5398.8L on weekend within 1227 worshipers per day. Designation of SoDis been develop by attaching two Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) plastic bottle and the both of it were attached via small size of PET plastic for water treatment. One of them was painted in black to enhance the UV absorption to kill the pathogen. The performance of SoDis was monitored from 9 am to 5 pm under sunlight to observe the productivity of treated ablution water. The removal efficiency of Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) on weekday and weekend quite similar with 53% and 50%. Meanwhile for total coliform removal are 55% and 30%. Based on the BOD value, ablution water is not highly contaminated and can be reused as non-potable uses after treatment and it is possible to achieve the standard for irrigation. According to the production of ablution water per day, it seems significant to treat ablution water in securing water supply resources.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biochemical Oxygen Demand; Bacteria Load; Greywater; Water Resources; Worshipers.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Civil Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Mr Abdul Rahim Mat Radzuan
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2020 02:23
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2020 02:23
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/12833
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