The Effectiveness of Activated Carbon and PAC in Reducing Phosphate Levels in Laundry Liquid Waste

Hartono, Victor Trimanjaya Hulu, Frans Judea Samosir, Santy Deasy Siregar, Eva Ellya Sibagariang, Marlinang I. Silalahi, Apriliya Adha

Abstract

The presence of excessive phosphates in water bodies causes a phenomenon of eutrophication that significantly enables algae and aquatic plants to multiply rapidly. The result of the laboratory test showed the average initial phosphate content of laundry liquid waste before the study was 18.4 mg/l. This research aimed at comparing the efficacy of activated carbon and Poly Aluminum Chloride (PAC) in minimizing the phosphate levels in liquid waste laundry X. The method used was a quasi-experiment research type with pre-test and post-test design. The population was all laundry X’s liquid waste as much as 18 liters from the process of washing clothes collected by purposive sampling technique. The result of the research indicated that there was a decrease in the average level of phosphates after the addition of activated carbon of 1 gr, 3 gr, 6 gr by 8.16 mg/l while PAC of 1 gr, 3 gr, 6 gr by 4.66 mg/l. Thus, there is different effectiveness of activated carbon and PAC in reducing phosphate levels. The addition of PAC with a dose of 6 grams is more effective in reducing phosphate levels in laundry liquid waste.

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Hartono., Hulu V., Samosir F., Siregar S., Sibagariang E., Silalahi M. and Adha A. (2020). The Effectiveness of Activated Carbon and PAC in Reducing Phosphate Levels in Laundry Liquid Waste.In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics, Medical, Biological Engineering, and Pharmaceutical - Volume 1: HIMBEP, ISBN 978-989-758-500-5, pages 174-180. DOI: 10.5220/0010292201740180


in Bibtex Style

@conference{himbep20,
author={Hartono and Victor Trimanjaya Hulu and Frans Judea Samosir and Santy Deasy Siregar and Eva Ellya Sibagariang and Marlinang I. Silalahi and Apriliya Adha},
title={The Effectiveness of Activated Carbon and PAC in Reducing Phosphate Levels in Laundry Liquid Waste},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics, Medical, Biological Engineering, and Pharmaceutical - Volume 1: HIMBEP,},
year={2020},
pages={174-180},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010292201740180},
isbn={978-989-758-500-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics, Medical, Biological Engineering, and Pharmaceutical - Volume 1: HIMBEP,
TI - The Effectiveness of Activated Carbon and PAC in Reducing Phosphate Levels in Laundry Liquid Waste
SN - 978-989-758-500-5
AU - Hartono.
AU - Hulu V.
AU - Samosir F.
AU - Siregar S.
AU - Sibagariang E.
AU - Silalahi M.
AU - Adha A.
PY - 2020
SP - 174
EP - 180
DO - 10.5220/0010292201740180