Performance of a Water Ionizing Device That Uses Carbon Nanotube for Treating Particulates and Other Pollutants Found in Drinking Water
Mark Franklin P. Manalang1, Wilfredo L. Infante2, Al-Shaimah A. Alonto3, Ryan John L. De Lara4, Noel T. Florencondia5
1Mark Franklin P. Manalang., Department of Mechanical Engineering Holy Angel University, Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines.
2Wilfredo L. Infante., Department of Mechanical Engineering Holy Angel University, Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines.
3Al-Shaimah A. Alonto., College of Science & Mathematics, Mindanao State University, Marawi City, Philippines.
4Ryan John L. De Lara., Graduate School Department, Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology, Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines.
5Noel T. Florencondia., Graduate School Department, Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology, Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines.
Manuscript received on November 20, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 14, 2019. | Manuscript published on December 30, 2019. | PP: 1423-1428 | Volume-9 Issue-2, December, 2019. | Retrieval Number: B3337129219/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.B3337.129219
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Abstract: The study was undertaken to verify performance of a commercially available water ionizing device that uses carbon nanotube to treat particulates and other pollutants found in drinking water. Two (2) deep well stations belonging to a local water concessionaire known to have quality issues were considered. Water samples were collected and analyzed for physicochemical, bacteriological and organic parameters such as Total Alkalinity, Bicarbonates, Acidity, Free CO2, Chlorine, Total Hardness, Calcium Hardness, Ca, Mg, pH, Residual Chlorine, Turbidity, TDS, color, Fe, Mn, Total coliform, HPC count and Dieldrin. The device’s performance efficiency in treating the pollutants was calculated. The products’ claims were verified thru actual test results. Results indicate that the device is not working as it should. It has very minimal color, Fe and Mn removal – contrary to the product claims and has zero dieldrin treatment capability. On the brighter side, the device reduced total coliform by an average of 59.67% although HPC count spiked by an average of 1,210%. The obtained results will be useful in optioneering for future treatment technologies for the water concessionaire or similar waterworks.
Keywords: Dieldrin, Fe, Ion exchange, Mn, water treatment.