THE BENEFICIAL USAGE OF WATER TREATMENT SLUDGE AS POTTERY PRODUCT

Authors

  • A. B. Azinoor Azida Faculty of Civil Engineering, UniversitiTeknologi MARA, Bandar Seri Alam, 81750 Masai, Johor
  • A. Azida Faculty of Civil Engineering, UniversitiTeknologi MARA, Bandar Seri Alam, 81750 Masai, Johor
  • M. A. Wahid Faculty of Civil Engineering, UniversitiTeknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor
  • F. Kamarudin Faculty of Civil Engineering, UniversitiTeknologi MARA, 13500 PermatangPauh, Pulau Pinang

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4314/jfas.v9i6s.42

Keywords:

chemical composition, mineral composition, physical characteristics, pottery product, water sludge.

Abstract

The disposal of sludge from water treatment operations has become a major problem in Malaysia. The problem becomes acute because of scarcity of space for installation of sludge treatment facilities and disposal of treated sludge. Traditionally, treated sludge from water treatment plant will be sent to landfill for disposal. This method does not benefit anybody besides creating other problems. Instead of considering it as a waste, sludge must be considered as a quality by-product that can be changed into beneficial product for consumer. As a pilot study, this research only emphasize on characterization of water treatment sludge and its behaviour when mixed with clay. Mineralogical compositions were determined using XRD, XRF for chemical composition and physical testing including Atterberg limit test and particles size distribution. Identification of beneficial usage is based on the characteristics of water treatment sludge.

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Published

2017-11-10

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