Fabrication of Lab Scale Greywater Filtration Plant for Water Management in Quetta, Pakistan

Asad Ullah, Zahid Naeem Qaisrani, Saood Ali Shah, Narissara Nuthamachot, Kuaanan Techato, Pankaj Kumar Jha

Abstract


Freshwater scarcity is one of the serious environmental issues today. Depleting water resources as a result of various natural environmental and man-made factors including less precipitation, overexploitation, climate change, increasing demands, urbanization and many more create challenges for policymakers, governments, scientists, water resource managers, and other stakeholders. Quetta is the capital city of Balochistan province of Pakistan and located in an arid region with the highest annual population growth rate of 5.83%. This study investigates the fabrication of a lab-scale greywater filtration plant for sustainable water management in Quetta.  As greywater recycling is cheaper, easy to handle and sustainable method to overcome the water scarcity issue; therefore, a well-designed lab-scale pilot plant has been fabricated to recycle greywater from domestic sources including kitchen, bathroom, and laundry. Deduction competence of pollutants as total suspended solids (TSS), total dissolved solids (TDS), turbidity, pH, hardness and oil are 80%, 32.31%, 98.54%, increase from 6.899 to 8.9, 62.68% and 48.15% have been noted respectively.  

Keywords


Quetta; Water scarcity; Grey water recycling; Fabrication

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.36785/jaes.v10i1.299

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