Development of solar power system for Sarawak peat water continuous electrocoagulation treatment process

Nazeri, Abdul Rahman and Allene Albania, Linus and Adarsh, Philip and Elisa Elizabeth, Jihed and Nurhidayah Kumar, Muhammad Firdaus Kumar and Abdullah, Yassin (2021) Development of solar power system for Sarawak peat water continuous electrocoagulation treatment process. IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering (012039). pp. 1-9.

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Abstract

Sarawak state government has established Sarawak Alternative Rural Water Supply (SAWAS) programme in order to serve as a purpose of providing safe and clean water to the rural communities not connected to municipal clean water supply. In the rural areas of Sarawak, particularly on the coastal region where municipal water supply is not available, the villagers are normally resorted to utilize rainwater and peat water for daily usage. Some of these rural areas are even not connected to electricity grid. Subsequently, one of the proposed methods to eradicate these problems in supplying clean water without electricity supply grid is to implement stand-alone water treatment system with solar power system. As such, the main aim of the study is to design a solar power system to support Sarawak peat water electrocoagulation treatment process. The study is divided into two stages. In the first stage, the study designs a solar power system to support the treatment process of peat water for both batch and continuous electrocoagulation systems. This includes designing and fabrication of a small-scale solar power system. The second stage of the study involved experimental studies on both batch and continuous electrocoagulation systems in order to study the effectiveness of solar power system to supply electricity for the electrocoagulation systems. Overall, the study has developed a solar power system for both batch and continuous electrocoagulation of peat water system. From the experiments conducted, the developed systems are capable to reduce 18.8% and 46.15% of peat water turbidity for batch and continuous electrocoagulation systems respectively. However, in order to meet a more stringent drinking water standards, some improvements on the designed systems are indispensable.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Solar Power, Electrocoagualation, Peat Water
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Rahman
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2021 03:39
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2021 03:39
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/36283

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