MODEL DEVELOPMENT FOR ASSESSING BULK CHLORINE DECAY RATE IN WATER FROM TREATED WATER SUPPLY IN KADUNA – NIGERIA

  • M.E Abdullahi
  • Y Ibrahim
  • M.B Baba
Keywords: Chlorine, Decay Rate, Water Distribution System, Modeling, Simulation

Abstract

Residual chlorine in water distribution systems is an important parameter needed for ensuring the standard of potable water supplies. This research investigates the bulk chlorine decay rate in water from public treated water supply from Kaduna North water treatment plant, Malali-Kaduna, Nigeria. The data generated from the study was used to validate a mathematical model of residual chlorine versus time developed using POLYMATH 6.10 professional software. The initial average residual chlorine value of 0.323 mg/l of the treated water obtained is lower than the recommended World Health Organization (WHO) value of 0.5 mg/l. The resultant model was found to be:

Author Biographies

M.E Abdullahi

Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Abuja-Nigeria

Y Ibrahim

Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical Company, Kaduna-Nigeria

M.B Baba

Department of Chemical Engineering, Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna-Nigeria

Published
2017-06-21