Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering   »   2015 Vol.20, No.2

 

 

Title: Flood disaster water treatment solution from existing and common ideas with two versions of MSWT-01

 

Authors: Albertus B. Setiawan; Gamawan Ananto; M.Z. Darman

 

Addresses:
Bandung State Polytechnic for Manufacturing, Jl. Kanayakan 21 Bandung 40135, Indonesia
Bandung State Polytechnic for Manufacturing, Jl. Kanayakan 21 Bandung 40135, Indonesia
Bandung State Polytechnic for Manufacturing, Jl. Kanayakan 21 Bandung 40135, Indonesia

 

Abstract: With a lot of potential flood disaster places, Indonesia has clean water problems to be faced, especially in the rainy season. To provide clean water, various solution programmes are initiated from time to time either by the government, companies' CSR, and people's sporadical actions that have advantages and disadvantages respectively. One solution is easy to operate for instance, but did not provide adequate capacity whereas the other had ideal performance but is more costly. Such situation was inspiring to develop a water treatment machine that could be an alternative favour. There are many methods that could be chosen, referred to as water source input condition and output result quality needed. Mobile surface water treatment (MSWT) is an idea for raw water in flood area, basically made for 1 m³ per hour. Its design was adopted from combining existing technologies and related literatures. Using common ideas, the highlight is how to string up such modular process in a compact design elegantly and in light weight to make easier its operation. Furthermore, this MSWT could be made with two possibilities of technology, physical only or combined with chemical method, and should be equipped with mobile feature regarding mobile purposes to reach disaster sub locations or sub sectors where it is needed. Through prototype level experiment trials, the machine is capable for producing clean water suitable for sanitation and cooking/drinking purposes although using contaminated water input source.

 

Keywords: mobile surface water treatment; MSWT; capacity; flood disasters; flooding; Indonesia; clean water; water pollution; water quality; floodwater.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2015.069548

 

Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2015 Vol.20, No.2, pp.180 - 191

 

Available online: 22 May 2015

 

 

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