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New design flexible link aerator to generate dissolved oxygen in water

Md Zain, Badrul Aisham and Kamarrudin, Mohamad Harith and Omar, Zamri and Wahab, Md Saidin (2014) New design flexible link aerator to generate dissolved oxygen in water. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 660. pp. 857-862. ISSN 1662-7482


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This paper presents the findings of new design of flexible link plate as an aerator to generate dissolved oxygen. An aerator is one of water treatment methods. Using aerator as water treatment can improve dissolved oxygen rate in water. Low dissolved oxygen content can be fatal to certain aquatic species. The application of flexible links manipulators is worldwide trending in technologies nowadays. Thus, application of flexible link as an aerator has been study to improve the dissolved oxygen content in water and reduced cost of manufacturing for an aerator machine. Results from this study shows that the flexible link with proper shape and design is able to generate more dissolved oxygen rate which is good to increase the production rate in aquaculture sector. The new value of the calculated SAE is 2.7 kgO2/kWhr

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: aerator; aquaculture; dissolved oxygen; flexible link
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ210.2-211 Mechanical devices and figures. Automata. Ingenious mechanisms.
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Engineering Mechanics
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2015 08:34
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2015 08:34
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6293
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