Portable Grease Trap for Wastewater Management System: A Conceptual Design Approach

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  • Mohamed Saiful Firdaus Hussin Faculty of Engineering Technology, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia
  • Mohd Afdhal Shamsuddin Faculty of Engineering Technology, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia
  • Ridhwan Jumaidin Faculty of Engineering Technology, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia
  • Azrul Abidin Zakaria Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Jalan Ikram-Uniten, 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Norhisyam Jenal Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Mara Cawangan Johor, Kampus Pasir Gudang, 81750 Masai, Johor, Malaysia

Keywords:

fat, oil and grease (FOG), wastewater trapping system, Pugh method

Abstract

Irresponsible human attitude towards food waste management has led to water pollution all over the places especially in the public sewers. The abundance of small solid particles like fat, oil and grease (FOG) can still pass through the sink filter during daily dishwashing, which might cause clogging of the piping system. This research aimed to develop a conceptual design of a passive grease trap for wastewater management system. The process of determining the best design was done through customer survey, house of quality, morphological chart, and pugh method. The final concept has a reasonable size of 300 mm x 430 mm x 300 mm, a mass of approximately 7 kg that can be considered as light and portable. The grease trap system is divided into 3 partitions. The first partition functions as a solid filter. The second partition functions as oil filter as water is denser than oil. The last partition function as depositing remaining waste prior to the entry of water into public sewer. The proposed design is economical since the material used is only PVC and mild steel.

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2020-12-01

How to Cite

Hussin, M. S. F. ., Shamsuddin, M. A. ., Jumaidin, R. ., Zakaria, A. A. ., & Jenal, N. . (2020). Portable Grease Trap for Wastewater Management System: A Conceptual Design Approach. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 49(1), 18–24. Retrieved from https://www.akademiabaru.com/submit/index.php/arfmts/article/view/2283

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