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Sustainable extensive on-site constructed wetland for some bacteriological reduction in kitchen greywater

Wurochekke, Anwaruddin Ahmed and Radin Mohamed, Radin Maya Saphira and Lokman Halim, Siti Asmah and Mohd. Kassim, Amir Hashim and Hamdan, Rafidah (2015) Sustainable extensive on-site constructed wetland for some bacteriological reduction in kitchen greywater. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 773-77. pp. 1199-1204. ISSN 1662-7482

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Malaysia is experiencing water pollution crisis recently. In particular, greywater discharge directly to drains. Therefore, a greywater treatment system was designed to overcome this drain pollution. To investigate the operation and performance of the treatment system, constructed wetland was designed and builds for a small single household. Lepironia Articulata was chosen for populating wetland. The wetland was supplied with kitchen greywater. The selected house is appropriate because it lacks proper drainage system. This study evaluates the characteristic of kitchen greywater before and after treatment. The quality parameters of greywater that involve in this study are Total Coliform and E-coli. The range for reduction efficiency for Total Suspended Solid was 16.02 to 60.56, E.coli was 26% to 51% and Total Coliform was 5% to 63%. Generally, this study showed improved kitchen greywater quality before discharging to the nearest water body. The findings can be used significantly to enhance the knowledge in constructed wetland where it can serve as effective and integrated solutions for managing greywater discharging using control at source approach. A constructed wetland was best chosen due to its good visual impact, removal efficiency of organic material and other pollutant, as well economical.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: greywater; kitchen; constructed wetland; water pollution; lepironia articulata
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD1-157 Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD172-193 Environmental pollution
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Water and Environmental Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Radin Maya Saphira Radin Mohamed
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2015 06:29
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2015 06:29
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6953
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