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Title: Removal of hardness from well water using a solar still
Authors: Oladepo, K.T.
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: © WEDC, Loughborough University
Citation: OLADEPO, K.T., 2013. Removal of hardness from well water using a solar still. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Delivering water, sanitation and hygiene services in an uncertain environment: Proceedings of the 36th WEDC International Conference, Nakuru, Kenya, 1-5 July 2013, 5pp.
Abstract: Provision of potable water with the aid of a solar still is a promising technology in remote areas of developing countries. This study investigated the treatment of hard well water by using a single-slope solar still. The water sample was obtained from a solar-powered borehole in a students’ hall of residence in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. The solar still was constructed with a 2 mm thick galvanized iron sheet with basin area of 800 mm x 600 mm and covered with transparent plain glass sheet of thickness 4 mm. Laboratory tests were carried out before and after treatment to determine the degree of removal of hardness. The still removed, on the average, 92% of the hardness of the well water.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/30952
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