Title: A comparative study of grey water generated from commercial and residential buildings

Authors: Shamim Shaukat Khan; Shifana Fatima Kaafil

Addresses: Dar Al-Hekma University, 6702, Prince Majed-AlFaiha, Unit No. 2, Jeddah-22246-4872, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ' Dar Al-Hekma University, 6702, Prince Majed-AlFaiha, Unit No. 2, Jeddah-22246-4872, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Abstract: A comprehensive study is undertaken to compare the characteristics of grey water (GW) samples collected from the kitchen line of a commercial and residential building located in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The various characteristics of the samples analysed in this paper are pH, conductivity, total solids (TS), total dissolved solids (TDS), total suspended solids (TSS), total hardness, temporary hardness, permanent hardness, chloride and biological oxygen demand (BOD). This study is useful to determine the type of treatment process for kitchen line GW because it depends largely on its characteristics in terms of the pollutant strength.

Keywords: grey water; pollutant strength; commercial and residential buildings.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEWM.2020.107568

International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 2020 Vol.25 No.4, pp.487 - 497

Received: 03 Jan 2018
Accepted: 25 Dec 2018

Published online: 23 Mar 2020 *

Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article