Design of Simple Water Treatment System for Cleaning Dirty Water in the Rural Area

Design of Simple Water Treatment System for Cleaning Dirty Water in the Rural Area

Design of Simple Water Treatment System for Cleaning Dirty Water in the Rural Area

A. B. D. Nandiyanto, N. Haristiani

Abstract :

The purpose of this study was to introduce our simple home-made water treatment system for solving the clean water supply problem in rural area. We designed a water system using several materials: activated sand, activated carbon, manganese, and zeolite. As a model, we investigated the water treatment system on two wells that placed in one of the rural area (far from the main city) in West Java, Indonesia. Experimental results showed that our designed water treatment system succeeded to purify dirty water and the properties and the chemical composition of the purified water is fit with the minimum standard requirement of clean water. Analysis and discussion about the way for the cleaning water process were also presented in the paper. Finally, since the wells are installed in the elementary school and the water is typically used for daily life activity for the neighbour people, this water system can be used for educational purposes and the school can become a center of life in this rural area.

IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Volume 180, Number 1, DOI: 10.1088/1757-899X/180/1/012148

Source: IOP Science