Investigation on Indigenous Material as a Filter Medium for Decontamination of Greywater

  • Shuaib M. Laghari Department of Civil Engineering, University Teknologi, PETRONAS, 31750 Tronoh, Perak, Malaysia
  • Zeenat M. Ali Department of Chemical Engineering, MUET Jamshoro Pakistan
  • M. M. Tunio Department of Energy & Environmental Engineering, QUEST Nawabshah, Pakistan.
  • A. J Laghari Institute of Advanced Research Studies in Chemical Sciences, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan

Abstract

The laboratory scale greywater treatment unit was designed. The aim was to determine the effect of filter mediums on pH, temperature, total dissolved solids (TDS), electric conductivity (EC), dissolved oxygen (DO), biological oxygen demand (BOD), chemical oxygen demand (COD), total suspended solids (TSS), and turbidity of greywater. The indigenous materials such as burnt bricks (BB), sawdust (SD) and gravel of particle size 5mm were set at 1L/h flow rate. The results concluded that SD was effective to normalize the pH 10.2 to7.2 and eliminated the TSS up to 52.01%. It was effective in removal of TDS and decreasing EC. While gravel performed better for decreasing BOD, COD and increasing DO levels.

Published
Jun 1, 2016
How to Cite
M. LAGHARI, Shuaib et al. Investigation on Indigenous Material as a Filter Medium for Decontamination of Greywater. Pakistan Journal of Analytical & Environmental Chemistry, [S.l.], v. 17, n. 1, p. 6, june 2016. ISSN 2221-5255. Available at: <http://pjaec.pk/index.php/pjaec/article/view/16>. Date accessed: 17 dec. 2017.