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ISSN: 2643-6736

Advances in Robotics & Mechanical Engineering

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Development of Novel Composite Biomaterials for Use as Biodegradable Adsorbents and or Bio-Carriers During Wastewater Treatments Using Galerkin’s Finite Element Analysis Volume 3 - Issue 2

Nwaiwu Uchechukwu1*, Nwasuka Cyprian Nnamdi1, Nwogu Chukwunonso Nweze2, Nwadinobi Chibundo Princewill1 and Nnamani Afamefuna Pascal3

  • 1Department of Mechanical Engineering, Abia State University, Nigeria
  • 2Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Umudike
  • 3Department of Autotronics Engineering, Skill ‘G’ Nigeria Limited, Abuja

Received:July 16, 2021   Published: August 24, 2021

Corresponding author: Nwaiwu Uchechukwu, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Abia State University, PMB 2000, Uturu, Nigeria

DOI: 10.32474/ARME.2021.03.000156

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In this study, the development of novel composite biomaterials for use as biodegradable adsorbents and or bio-carriers during wastewater treatments was carried out using Galerkin’s finite element analysis. Several literatures in the past showed that the increment in number of wastewater treatment plants, made it difficult to manage the wastewater systems. Therefore, to ensure proper discharge from the wastewater treatment plants, new and stricter regulations for nutrient removal have to be incorporated. Several wastewater treatment measures that have been adapted to date includes: bio filtration, ion exchange, sedimentation, solvent extraction, chemical oxidation, membrane processes, coagulation, oxidation, Fenton process, and electro coagulation. The data used in this analysis were obtained from various literature sources and were analyzed using Galerkin’s finite element analysis method in order to develop models that would analyze the empirical parameters affecting wastewater treatments. The result obtained showed that the removal efficiencies for wet season are TDS (16), BOD (63), COD (55.8) and N (72%) respectively. The results justified the presence of high impurities as a result of influx of wastes from industries, households etc into the river body.

Abstract| Introduction| Mathematical Formulation:| Finite Element Formulation| Galerkin Formulation| Results and Discussion| Conclusion| References|