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1. (WO2015125063) A METHOD OF PURIFICATION OF WATER AND AN APPARATUS THEREFORE

Pub. No.:    WO/2015/125063    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2015/051149
Publication Date: Fri Aug 28 01:59:59 CEST 2015 International Filing Date: Wed Feb 18 00:59:59 CET 2015
IPC: B01D 24/00
C02F 1/52
C02F 1/32
Applicants: PUNCAK NIAGA HOLDINGS BERHAD
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE MALAYSIA
Inventors: MOIDEEN, Mohd Arshil
ADNAN, Mohd Adlan
SUPAAT, Syamsul Ariff
VOON, Kok Ping
Title: A METHOD OF PURIFICATION OF WATER AND AN APPARATUS THEREFORE
Abstract:
A method and apparatus for purification of raw water is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of adding and mixing pre-treatment chemical such as alum into a first tank containing raw water, allowing flocculants in the pre-treated water in first tank to settle, pre-straining the settled water in the first tank and transferring the latter into a second tank containing bio-sand filter and introducing the filtered water from the second tank into a UV disinfectant unit. The invention further discloses an apparatus for purification of water comprising at least two tanks assemblable on a frame support, a pre-strainer unit to receive pre-treated water from the first tank, a bio-sand filter media arranged in the second tank, a disinfectant unit to kill living microorganisms and a mixing means to mix pre-treatment chemical and water in the first tank. The mixing means and the UV disinfectant unit are powered by a solar panel energy source.