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Cost effective in-line filtration system to improve water quality in rainwater tanks

Funding: 2007: $12,813
2008: $25,627
2009: $25,627
2010: $12,813

Project Member(s): Kandasamy, J., Vigneswaran, S., Shon, H., Chanan, A.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)
Kogarah City Council (Kogarah Municipal Council Partnership Funding)

Start year: 2007

Summary: This research will develop an affordable water treatment for domestic rainwater tanks and comprises -Cost-effective submerged membrane operated under gravity to provide potable water. -Adaptive membrane cleaning system using a novel concept of volume control. -Characterisation of membrane fouling and rainwater. -Permeate tank for storing treated water. This research is principally in the area of membrane process with some demand management. It involves contaminant characterisation, demand management, alternative water, membrane process, automation control and mathematical modelling with extensive laboratory-based and field-based research. This research will increase use of rainwater tanks helping stretch available water resources.

Keywords: Rainwater tanks, Membrane filter, Water quality,

FOR Codes: Environmental Technologies, Water and Sanitary Engineering, Chemical Engineering not elsewhere classified, Land and water management, Water Quality Engineering