Comparison of Selected Agro-Based Filter Media for Stormwater Quality Improvement

Authors

  • Nazaruddin Abdul Taha Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sabah
  • Awang Nasrizal Awang Ali Faculty of Engineering,Universiti Malaysia Sabah, 88400Kota Kinabalu, MALAYSIA
  • Ani Aryanie Awang Aziz Faculty of Engineering,Universiti Malaysia Sabah, 88400Kota Kinabalu, MALAYSIA
  • Nurmin Bolong Faculty of Engineering,Universiti Malaysia Sabah, 88400Kota Kinabalu, MALAYSIA
  • Nazaruddin Abdul Taha Faculty of Engineering,Universiti Malaysia Sabah, 88400Kota Kinabalu, MALAYSIA

Keywords:

agro-based, comparison, filter media, quality improvement, stormwater

Abstract

Polluted stormwater has become a severe problem in the environment as the runoff collecting various contaminants before discharged into water bodies, degrading the water quality and risking aquatic life. This study aims to evaluate selected agro-based filter media to treat stormwater through environmental laboratory works. These include kernel shell, coconut husk, coconut shell, durian shell, sugarcane bagasse, and pineapple leaves. The stormwater samples used were collected from a pond in Universiti Malaysia Sabah, whereas the filter column is configured through a combination of 80% of agro-based media and 20% of aggregate. Filter performance is evaluated for turbidity, pH, dissolved oxygen, biochemical oxygen demand, and ammoniacal nitrogen. Overall, the findings show the potential in utilizing agro-based media, particularly the shell-based media of CS300, KS300, and DS200. Further investigations are recommended to further study the application of agro-based media in improving the quality of stormwater

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Published

07-03-2022

How to Cite

Abdul Taha, N., Awang Ali, A. N., Awang Aziz, A. A. ., Bolong, N. ., & Abdul Taha, N. . (2022). Comparison of Selected Agro-Based Filter Media for Stormwater Quality Improvement. International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 14(1), 251–259. Retrieved from https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/ijie/article/view/7512

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