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Reuse potential of ablution water from IIUM masjid

Al-Mamun, Abdullah and Muyibi, Suleyman Aremu and Abdul Razak, Nur Asilah (2013) Reuse potential of ablution water from IIUM masjid. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering, ICBioE, ‘13, 2 - 4 July 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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A significant amount of water is required daily for IIUM Masjid, which can accommodate at least about 9000 people during the special prayer times. Unfortunately, the water used for ablution is discharged directly to the drain without any plan to recycle and reuse. Quantity and quality of the used water after ablution is determined in this study. Laboratory tests have indicated that, the used ablution water is not much polluted and can be easily recycled and reused for general cleaning and landscaping purpose, after sand filtration. On the other hand, treatment and reuse of commercial greywater would be too expensive in the contexts of Malaysian climate, where the rain-fed water is sufficiently available. It is realised that a low maintenance treatment system can be constructed to store, treat and reuse ablution water from the Masjid. The treated water can easily be used for the landscaping and toilet flushing activities, which will reduce the water consumption in the university.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 5174/30612
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ablution Water, Landscaping, Masjid, Recycle and Reuse, Sand Filter, Toilet Flushing
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD169 Environmental protection
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Abdullah Al Mamun
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2013 10:40
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2013 10:40
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/30612

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