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Assessment and suggestions for improvements to the treatment process for the Raddolugama water treatment plant

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dc.contributor.advisor Ratnayake, N Rajkumar, SGJ 2011-07-01T11:41:51Z 2011-07-01T11:41:51Z
dc.description.abstract Raddolugama Housing Scheme was constructed in 1982, closer to the Seeduwa town in the Gampaha district. The scheme is provided with pipe borne water supplyand sewer system. Raw water for pipe borne water supply is abstracted from Dandugam-Oya and treated by a conventional treatment process to satisfy Sri Lanka standards for potable water. But there have been instances of Colour in treated water being higher than the value stated in the standards, which is attributed to raw water quality. Quality of raw water abstracted from the stream varies with the weather. During the rainy period raw water has high turbidity and low Colour, whereas dearth of rain for prolonged period changes the raw water quality to low turbidity and high Colour. The contributory factors for such changes are excessive erosion in the upstream during rain, whereas dearth of rain for prolonged period results in increase in evaporation, lower flow in the river, excess abstraction of water for water supply and irrigation and accumulation of organic and inorganic compounds on the river bed. Objective of this study is to identify the reason for Colour (yellowish brown) in the treated water and suggest mitigatory measures to improve treatment process and assess the cost of production of water. A detailed study was undertaken on variation of raw water quality, hydraulic design of the plant and chemical dosing arrangements. Improvement in treated water quality was achieved by relocating the point of dosing of chemicals and enhancing coagulation. As a result Colour and Turbidity of treated water was reduced by 49.5% and 47.9% respectively
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Assessment and suggestions for improvements to the treatment process for the Raddolugama water treatment plant
dc.type Thesis-Abstract
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US MEng en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Civil Engineering en_US 2005
dc.identifier.accno 85964 en_US

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