Civil Engineering BINUS University

[en] Rainwater quality improvement using zeolite, activated carbon, limestone and preheated 400°C limestone

Resources of clean water have decreased significantly in recent years, one of the reasons is water pollution. Utilization of rainwater as clean water resource is among the best option, especially in big cities like Jakarta. Excessive rainwater during wet season can be saved and used as the source of clean water during dry seasons. However, rainwater contains some pollutants, thus suitable treatment method should be utilized to improve its quality as clean water for daily needs. This study compared the effectiveness of zeolite, limestone, activated carbon and preheated 400°C limestone as additive to improve the rainwater quality. Results show that both limestone and preheated 400°C limestone improve all the parameters observed, meanwhile both activated carbon and zeolite had shown to have detrimental effect on water conductivity.


Meilani, Syafalni, S., Santoso, Y. & Malau, G. G. (2016). [en] Rainwater quality improvement using zeolite, activated carbon, limestone and preheated 400°C limestone. dimensionless discharge, 101 05008 .doi:10.1051/matecconf/201710105008
Journal
79
Volume
101
Page Start
05008
DOI
10.1051/matecconf/201710105008