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Application of electro process for water and wastewater quality improvement

Othman, Fadil and Niam, Moh Faiqun and Mohd Zin, Nur Shaylinda (2007) Application of electro process for water and wastewater quality improvement. In: National Seminar on Civil Engineering Research (SEPKA 2007), 11-12 December 2007, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai.

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Abstract

Electro process is applied for water and wastewater quality improvement usually based on electrocoagulation. It is a simple and effective method for water and wastewater treatment. It is an intention of this paper to present on a report of a study using electro process to improve wastewater quality, based on removals of colour, COD and suspended solids. A reactor made of a beaker, consists of iron plates as electrodes, a liter of solution sample, applied current density of between 35 A/m2 and 200 A/m2, with duration of between 5 minutes and 40 minutes. From the study it was shown that the reactor can remove colour, COD and SS by more than 80%, 80% and 30% respectively, with optimum duration of between 15 minutes and 30 minutes. The study also has shown that current density and duration were the most influent factors besides concentration of the solution sample.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: electro process; iron electrode; decolourization; COD removal; suspended solids
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: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2013 03:18
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 07:41
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/4146
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