Hydrology: Current Research

ISSN: 2157-7587

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Ruth Wanjau


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    Alum Treated Grey Water for Toilet Flushing, Mopping and Laundry Work
    Author(s): Joseph B. Skudi, Ruth Wanjau, Jane Murungi and C.O.OnindoJoseph B. Skudi, Ruth Wanjau, Jane Murungi and C.O.Onindo

    The paper presents the study carried out in a peri urban settlement of Nairobi Kenya and involved treatment of raw grey water generated from bathroom, kitchen and laundry for flushing toilet and laundry work. The study utilized both chemical and physical treatment. The chemical treatment involved alum addition in the raw grey water and pH adjustment using bicarbonate salts. The physical treatment involved filtration using Quartz sand and filtration of pH adjusted treated grey water using filter paper. The major ions studied were ions which could interfere with lathering of soaps or could cause stains on clothes and toilet fixtures or could be potentially health hazardous. These ions were Fe, Mn, Ca, Mg, Pb and Hg. The levels of these ions in raw grey water and in treated grey water were determined using atomic absorption spectroscopy. The results for the levels of these ions before tr.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7587.1000114

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