Establishment of method for identification of water quality in fire-tube boiler - a case study for UTHM Biodiesel Plant's Boiler

  • Nik Muhammad Akif Nik Muhamad Kamal Centre for Energy and Industrial Environment Studies (CEIES), Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, 86400 Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia
  • Nurul Fitriah Nasir Plant Reliability and Process Technology Focus Group (PROTECH), Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, 86400 Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia
  • Muhammad Affifudin Abdul Patar Centre for Energy and Industrial Environment Studies (CEIES), Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, 86400 Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia
  • Mohamad Farid Sies Centre for Energy and Industrial Environment Studies (CEIES), Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, 86400 Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia
  • Azian Hariri Centre for Energy and Industrial Environment Studies (CEIES), Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, 86400 Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia
  • Norasikin Mat Isa Centre for Energy and Industrial Environment Studies (CEIES), Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, 86400 Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia
  • Normayati Nordin Centre for Energy and Industrial Environment Studies (CEIES), Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, 86400 Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia
  • Wan Saiful Islam Wan Salim
Keywords: Fire-tube boiler, water treatment, biodiesel, water quality

Abstract

Water treatment process for a boiler is essential to ensure the boiler operates at an optimum condition. Accordingly, the present study aimed to introduce a water quality assurance method for a boiler at UTHM biodiesel plant. The water quality is investigated by experimental study, which includes the monitoring of total dissolved solids, potential of Hydrogen (pH), sulphate, iron and chloride content, total hardness, and alkalinity. The water sampling was conducted at three different points. Subsequently, for the purpose of water quality assurance, the amount and type of chemical needed for a boiler to maintain a substantial value of water treatment were also been determined. The results obtained in this study has revealed that most of the parameters investigated are within the allowable limits. Further work needs to be done to establish whether the steam produced by the boiler can be influenced by the boiler water quality.

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Published
06-09-2019
How to Cite
Nik Muhamad Kamal, N. M. A., Nasir, N. F., Abdul Patar, M. A., Sies, M. F., Hariri, A., Mat Isa, N., Nordin, N., & Wan Salim, W. S. I. (2019). Establishment of method for identification of water quality in fire-tube boiler - a case study for UTHM Biodiesel Plant’s Boiler. International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 11(5), 86-96. Retrieved from https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/ijie/article/view/3951