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IJESD 2017 Vol.8(2): 80-83 ISSN: 2010-0264
doi: 10.18178/ijesd.2017.8.2.925

Field Applicability of Decentralized Water Treatment Package System for Small-Scale Water Supply Facility

Ju-Suk An, Young Kyu Park, Ji Young Park, Woosik Jung, and Hyun Je Oh
Abstract—For application in small-scale water facilities, important boundary conditions for decentralized systems include low costs, low maintenance, sustainability. Although some low-cost systems are available, their application is limited by time-consuming daily operation and maintenance. On the other hand, membrane systems are attractive since they provide an absolute barrier for organic compounds and remove turbidity. Accordingly, we developed the membrane based water treatment package system for small- scale water supply facilities, and its applicability was examined. The decentralized water treatment package system consisted of DMF, UF, and UV unit. Each unit combination was made to ensure the processing capacity of 100 m3 per day. In addition, a decentralized water treatment package system was manufactured using 10ft containers compliant with IOS standards due to limitation of grounds at small-scale water supply facility. In case of small-town in Korea, underground water is mainly used as raw water. Therefore, this package system was installed and operated at the upper region of the ANDONG in Korea. Four items including temperature, pH, conductivity, turbidity were monitored to analyze underground water quality. In addition, the water treated by the system was analyzed to identify whether it satisfies drinking water quality standards. After the examination of applicability, on the basis of water usage per capita per day, the system was able to produce enough water for 300 people. During the operation, the produced water satisfied all 48 items of drinking water quality standards. Thus it is surmised that the system could be used for small-scale water supply facilities.

Index Terms—Decentralized water treatment system, field application, water treatment package system.

The authors are with the Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology(KICT), 283, Goyangdae-Ro, Ilsanseo-Gu, Goyang-Si, Gyeonggi-Do, 10223, Korea (e-mail: jusuk@, ykpark@, pjy237@, woosik@, hjoh@


Cite: Ju-Suk An, Young Kyu Park, Ji Young Park, Woosik Jung, and Hyun Je Oh, "Field Applicability of Decentralized Water Treatment Package System for Small-Scale Water Supply Facility," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 80-83, 2017.

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