Study of harvesting rainwater system for Multimedia University (MMU)

Alkaff, S. A and Fadhel, M. I. and Abdi, Abdulaziz Mohamed (2013) Study of harvesting rainwater system for Multimedia University (MMU). International Journal of Chemical and Environmental Engineering (IJCEE), 4 (4). pp. 249-254. ISSN 2078-0737

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Abstract

Malaysia receives rainfall throughout the year with no definite significant dry period. The average rainfall of Malaysia is greater than 2000 mm, which is more than enough for developing a feasible system. The country is therefore rich in water resources when compared to the other regions of the world. In this paper the assessment of the rainwater harvesting within the Multimedia University Campus, Malacca has been studied. A thorough effort was devoted to estimate the potential of rooftop rainwater harvesting, from the different buildings within the campus. Assessment of the rainfall profile in Malacca indicates that, the likely dry days may found through the different months in the years. Moreover, the increase in temperature within those particular days was found noticeable, which in turn affect the evaporation rate from the ground. Thus, more necessity for irrigating the plantation is required. The football field within the campus was selected as a case study. A harvesting model was established to simulate the viability of the system. Results indicate that a 5 m3 tank size achieve an average of 80% reliability to best serve the purpose of irrigation of the football field.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2014 08:35
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2014 08:35
URI: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/5349

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