The improvement of flexible aerator parameter to increase dissolved oxygen level in freshwater

Authors

  • Badrul Aisham Md Zain Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
  • Fatin Farhana Anuar Advanced Dynamic Control Research Group (ADCARe)
  • Saad Abdullah Khan Faculty of Mechanical Engineering & Manufacturing, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia

Keywords:

Flexible Link, Aerator, Dissolved Oxygen, Width, Length

Abstract

Dissolved oxygen is an important requirement for aquatic life. The aerator machine is able to increase the amount of dissolved oxygen in water. A paddle wheel is a widely used aerator machine. A new type of aerator, flexible link aerator, has been introduced to increase the quality of dissolved oxygen in water. To improve the dissolved oxygen level, suitable parameters of flexible link are determined by using MATLAB & Simulink. The width of the flexible link is adjusted from 0.036m to 0.050m while its length is kept constant at 0.55m and 0.65m in two different simulations using MATLAB & Simulink. In terms of dissolved oxygen results, the estimator level displays a constant and stable result for all the combinations of lengths and widths used. In comparison with 0.55m, the 0.65m length of flexible link shows a better result. Based on the simulation results shown, a width of 0.050m and a length of 0.65m present the best parameters for the flexible link manipulator.

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Author Biographies

Badrul Aisham Md Zain, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia

Associate Prof. Department of Mechanics Engineering

Fatin Farhana Anuar, Advanced Dynamic Control Research Group (ADCARe)

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering & Manufacturing,

Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Batu Pahat,

86400, MALAYSIA

Saad Abdullah Khan, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering & Manufacturing, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia

Advanced Dynamic Control Research Group (ADCARe),

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering & Manufacturing,

Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Batu Pahat, 86400, MALAYSIA

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Published

03-02-2020

How to Cite

Md Zain, B. A., Anuar, F. F., & Abdullah Khan, S. (2020). The improvement of flexible aerator parameter to increase dissolved oxygen level in freshwater. International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 12(3), 197–206. Retrieved from https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/ijie/article/view/5359