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The first attempt of chicken wastewater treatment using sand filtration

Seswoya, Roslinda and Mat Daud, Azra Munirah and Md Ali, Zarina and Mohamed Basri, Zummy Dahria The first attempt of chicken wastewater treatment using sand filtration. In: International Conference on Science and Technology (ICSTIE '06), 8-9 December 2006, Penang.


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Chicken processing industries was done in large and small scale in Malaysia currently. The small scale was referred to the activities done in wet market and chicken processing stall. Chicken processing stall mostly situated near the drainage system, where this untreated wastewater goes in directly to drainage system. Furthermore it contained oil, grease, fat, blood and feathers. This study was conducted to assess the feasibility of chicken processing wastewater as onsite treatment. The fine and coarse sand sized of 2.00 mm and 3.36 mm respectively were used as a media. Two layer and three layer sand filtration were used in this study. The sand filtration was initially inoculated with a mixture of 50% raw chicken processing wastewater and 50% BOD5 dilution water. The batch operation for 10 days was done first to establish biofilms and pre-treatment was applied in order to remove fat and feathers. Experiments involved the measurement of wastewater characteristics i.e. BOD5, COD and SS for five days continuous analysis. The both sand filtration had removed 66.8 % SS. Two layer sand filtration had removed effectively 45.8% BOD5 and 43.8% COD whereas 32.1% BOD5 and 41.9 % COD for three layer sand filtration. This study had revealed that sand filtration has a potential in treating chicken processing wastewater.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: chicken processing wastewater; sand filtration and BOD; COD; SS
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD895-899 Industrial and factory sanitation
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Water and Environmental Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2012 08:27
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2012 08:27
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/2799
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