Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Issue: 31, Pages: 1-5
Jhon Jairo Feria Díaz* , Fernando Jove Wilches and Rodrigo Hernandez Ávila
*Author for correspondence
Jhon Jairo Feria Díaz,
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Sucre, Carrera 28 No. 5-267, Puerta Roja, Sincelejo, Colombia; [email protected]
Objective: To determine turbidity removal efficiency of raw water samples, by using Multi-Stage Filtration technology and complemented with natural coagulants. Methods/Analysis: Water samples were taken from the Sinu River. A pilot plant was set up in laboratory, and treatability tests were carried out on samples with different scenarios. Findings: The best treatment for raw water was obtained when 240 m3 m-2d-1 rates were applied for 200 NTU initial turbidity. There were no alterations in pH and water alkalinity after treatability tests. Application: This raw water treatment technology is very useful and appropriate to be applied in rural areas with difficult access and scarce economic resources, since its simplicity does not require costly inputs or maintenance.
Keywords: Activated Carbon, Moringa oleifera, Multi-Stage Filtration, Natural Coagulants, Water Treatment
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