International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, Vol. 10 (2020) No. 5, pages: 2103-2110, DOI:10.18517/ijaseit.10.5.12381

The Combination of Aeration and Filtration System in Reducing Water Pollution: An Experimental Study

- Ronny, Bun Yamin M. Badjuka, - Jasman, - Rusli, Hari Basuki Notobroto


The purpose of this study was to determine and analyze the combination of the use of aeration systems with Multiple Tray Aerator and Filtration with Rapid Sand Filter in reducing Fe content in water. The source of water used is shallow well water that is still used by the community. The research design used in this study was One-Group Pretest-Posttest Design. The study located in Mattiro Baji Island, Pangkep Regency, South Sulawesi Province, and then for the second location in Sindulang One Village, Manado City, North Sulawesi Province. The number of samples with the type of experimental research was 10 with the Purposive Random Sampling technique. The media used in this research are Multiple Tray Aerator and Rapid Sand Filter. The results showed that the percentage of reduction using a combination of aeration and filtration systems when averaged for the two study sites, a percentage of 58.50 percent obtained. The increase in Fe content, one of which is influenced by climate at the research location, will then increase the water source's temperature, which will dissolve more Fe content. This can be seen in the difference in the results of Fe measurements obtained from the two study sites.


contamination; groundwater; Iron (Fe); multiple tray aerators; rapid sand filters.

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