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|Title: ||Effect of zeolite types ltx and lta on physicochemical parameters of drinking water samples in Ghana, assisted by light transmission experiment|
|Authors: ||Sefa-Ntiri, B.|
|Keywords: ||Zeolite LTX|
|Issue Date: ||Mar-2014|
|Publisher: ||International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology|
|Abstract: ||In this study, the effect of zeolite types LTX and LTA, assisted by laser light transmission experiment on the physico-chemical
parameters of drinking water samples have been investigated. Water samples were collected from rivers, streams, and wells from
Central and Volta regions of Ghana, and zeolite masses of 0.2 and 0.5 g were added to 100 ml portions of the samples in turn.
Laser light intensities transmitted through the samples before and after zeolite addition were measured and recorded. The results
obtained showed raw water turbidity of 33.8 NTU and treated water turbidity of 3.0 NTU (WHO recommends the limit of 5 NTU
for drinking water); transmitted light intensity for the raw and treated water samples of 0.3122 AU and 0.3345 AU, respectively.
Our results also showed that water turbidity highly correlates the transmitted light intensity, and water conductivity depends on
dissolved metal concentrations and temperature.|
|Description: ||An article published by International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Science|
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