Potable Water Quality Improvement in a Water Filtration Plant Facility
Hernández Rodríguez, Dori A.
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The processes used for treatment in water plants depend on the quality of the source and the desired quality of the water. The chemicals selected for the treatment depend on the effectiveness to obtain the desired reaction and cost Pure water could be contaminated by the air and the ground. The impurities can be organic such as fatty acids, inorganic carbohydrates and/or like toxic metals, solid particulate like clays and sediments or microorganisms like bacteria and virus. The project is focused in the quality of manufactured water from Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewage Authority (PRASA). The existing water treatment process considered several parameters that defined water quality but does not relates it with administrative procedures. Specific parameters such as Manganese (Mn) concentration and Turbidity behavior were studied in order to preform causes analysis. The implementation of improvement techniques in the Water Filtration Plant (WTP) were evaluated and approved by managers. Key Terms - Chemical Dose, Manganese Concentration, Operational Practices, Turbidity Values.