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

2020 Journal of Applied and Emerging Sciences  
Fresh water scarcity is one the serious environmental issues today. Depleting water resources as a result of various natural environmental and man-made factors including less precipitation, over exploitation, climate change, global warming, urbanization and many more create challenges for policy makers, governments, scientists, water resource managers and other stakeholders. Quetta is the capital city of Balochistan province of Pakistan and located in arid region with highest annual population
more » ... rowth rate of 5.83%. The current study investigates 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, laundry and car wash stations. 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 6.9 to 8.6, 62.69% and 48.15% have been noted respectively.
doi:10.36785/buitems.jaes.299 fatcat:vr2ag442trcedklm3xrcrboz74