Eddy Setiadi Soedjono, Wahyono Hadi : Pumice dan sand filter as peat water treatment to achieve universal access in Indonesia at 2019 (Study case in Kalimantan)

Ir. Eddy Setiadi Soedjono Dipl.SE.M.Sc, Ph.D
Prof.Ir. Wahyono Hadi M.Sc Ph.D



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The 10th International Student Conference on Advanced Science and Technology

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Seminar Internasional


geotextile, peat water, pumice filter, slow sand filter, universal access


Achievement of universal access in 2019 will depend on this study because the community in peat areas in Sumatera, Kalimantan, and Papua are still difficult to access clean water. Peat water are not reliable for water treatment and also 16 districts in Kalimantan are categorized as slum area. The community empowerment especially young women are required to participate both in operating and maintaining the water treatment unit. The variables of this research are both diameter of pumice and sand have similar size of 0,15-0,35 mm. The variable for this study is the uniformity coefficient (UC) for both sand media and pumice (1,5; 2; and 3), the depth of the media (pumice is 80 cm, 60 cm, and 40 cm; sand is 80 cm and 40 cm), and the geotextile to be put on the sand media. Based on literature study, pumice filter can remove the color up to 94%, organic matter up to 90%, and increase the pH up to 7,9. Sand filter with geotextile can remove the total coli up to 100%. The optimal variable from this lab scale result will be adjusted with filed condition and the existence of material in existing study area as well.