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DEVELOPMENT OF CERAMIC WATER FILTER FROM LOCALLY SOURCED CLAY SAMPLES FROM ILARO AREA IN OGUN STATE

Ogunmodede, Akinwale Samuel, July 2020, Published: 2020-11-12

The aim of this research is to produce ceramic water filter (CWF) at low cost for domestic water treatment using clay samples excavated in Ilaro area of Ogun state, Nigeria. The clay mix (ceramic body) was formulated from the combination of kaolin (china clay), grog (fired ceramic wares that were crushed) and wood dust with varying proportion of kaolin and wood dust. The mixture, molded into disc shapes, was then fired at 950OC in a muffle furnace. The flow rate, dissolved matters or suspended particles removal efficiency and the hydrogen potency (pH) of filtrates were recorded in this write-up. The ceramic disc filter produced shows satisfactory performance in water purification and therefore suitable for domestic use.
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