The usage of domestic water filtration systems in Malaysia

Law, Bee Bee (2005) The usage of domestic water filtration systems in Malaysia. [USQ Project] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Water is closely related to human health as there is about 70 percent of water found in human bodies. In the recent years, consumers are concern about the quality of tap water due to the water pollution issues published in the mass media. Manufacturers and distributors of domestic water treatment systems took this opportunity to promote their own water filtration systems. Different types of domestic water treatment systems have been introduced to the public. In this research project, six types of domestic treatment methods were identified, namely activated carbon filter, membrane filter, reverse osmosis system, distillation system, ultraviolet light system and combination unit. The theories and technologies involved in each type of water treatment system are being studied. From the literature review, the mechanisms involved are convincing and almost ideal. In order to investigate the effectiveness of each water treatment system, laboratory experiments have been conducted to justify the reported results. The laboratory experiments take into account parameters such as apparent colour, turbidity, total free chlorine, total aluminium, total iron and total chromium. Three samples of each treatment method are collected in order to obtain the average value. The percentage removal of each parameter is obtained by taking readings before and after treatment. Then, the average value of percentage removal is calculated to evaluate the efficiency of each treatment method. Hopefully this research project can raise the interest of consumers to be more aware of the water quality that they consume everyday and in choosing a correct domestic water treatment system that suits their lifestyle requirement.


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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:19
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: water treatment systems, activated carbon filter, membrane filter, reverse osmosis system, distillation system, ultraviolet light system, combination unit, turbidity, surface water, groundwater
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0904 Chemical Engineering > 090410 Water Treatment Processes
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090508 Water Quality Engineering
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090509 Water Resources Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/363

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