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Study on the potential applications of the geocomposite cellular mat (GCM) for water quality and wall radiation shielding

Diman, Siti Fairuz (2016) Study on the potential applications of the geocomposite cellular mat (GCM) for water quality and wall radiation shielding. Masters thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.


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Derogatory human activities worldwide, coupled with population increase, has resulted in a variety of unsustainable geo-environmental challenges in areas such as water pollution, waste disposal and proliferation of electromagnetic radiations. Geocomposite Cellular Mat (GCM) is a green innovative product that is currently being researched, fabricated and developed within the RECESS research group at UTHM to provide an answer to some of the issues. The multiplicity of its design characteristics in being of cellular nature, lightweight and yet a stiff mat structure can meet customer demands on size and usage, promises a wide spectrum of potential applications of the product to meet some of these geo-environmental challenges. This research focuses on the potential usages of the product and these therefore, presents multidisciplinary testing carried out on the product. The possible applications of the GCM are as a filter medium for water flow transport and electromagnetic wave radiation shield. The cellular mat structure with appropriate sandwiching fabrics enable the GCM to be used as permeability controllable water filters, with added infill that will enable geo environmental cleansing of industrial effluents. The values achieved from the environmental test for several parameters such as total dissolved solid, total suspended solid and dissolved oxygen showed significant changes by using zeolites as infill. Furthermore, GCM cells filled in with aptly researched material (inorganic and / or organic) have been investigated in this research for their appropriateness in uses such as shields for electromagnetic radiation. Results from appropriate tests carried out for each of the applications and the appropriate environmental standards are presented in this thesis. Thus, it was found the GCM may be applied for enhancement of water quality and improve the radiation shielding of walls where required for building construction.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD201-500 Water supply for domestic and industrial purposes
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 09 May 2017 07:34
Last Modified: 09 May 2017 07:34
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/9100
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