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A lime softening system for individual-household use powered by solar energy

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2015
Summary:
A study conducted by the World Health Organization and United Nations Children's Fund, concluded that approximately 768 million people worldwide are not receiving sanitary drinking water suitable for consumption. While there are many water treatment methods, lime softening proves to be one of the more effective approaches as it removes a wide variety of harmful compounds including arsenic, lead, mercury, and cadmium under the correct conditions. The greatest issues with lime softening on a smaller scale include the complexity of the chemistry and need for monitoring. By designing the system for groundwater sources and with a smaller capacity, this thesis hoped to reduce the level of monitoring, chemical expertise, and cost needed for operation. While promising results occurred in the removal of arsenic and total hardness, this project was unable to obtain consistent results and final water samples with pH values between the recommended standard of 6.5 to 8.
Title: A lime softening system for individual-household use powered by solar energy.
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Name(s): Slater-Williams, Alexandria, author
Abtahi, Homayoon, Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2015
Date Issued: 2015
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 127 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: A study conducted by the World Health Organization and United Nations Children's Fund, concluded that approximately 768 million people worldwide are not receiving sanitary drinking water suitable for consumption. While there are many water treatment methods, lime softening proves to be one of the more effective approaches as it removes a wide variety of harmful compounds including arsenic, lead, mercury, and cadmium under the correct conditions. The greatest issues with lime softening on a smaller scale include the complexity of the chemistry and need for monitoring. By designing the system for groundwater sources and with a smaller capacity, this thesis hoped to reduce the level of monitoring, chemical expertise, and cost needed for operation. While promising results occurred in the removal of arsenic and total hardness, this project was unable to obtain consistent results and final water samples with pH values between the recommended standard of 6.5 to 8.
Identifier: FA00004412 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2015.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Solar energy -- Economic aspects
Water -- Purification
Water -- Purification Water -- Softening
Water quality management
Water supply -- Design and construction
Water supply engineering
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