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  1. 1. Lecture - 6 HARDNESS OF WATER & ITS TREATMENT 1 Dr.Shahid Mahmood Assistant Professor Department of Community Medicine Fatima Jinnah Medical College Lahore
  2. 2. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Park K. Textbook of Preventive and Social Medicine Iliyas - Shah Public health and Community Medicine Maxcy- Rosenau-Last. Public health and Preventive Medicineo World Health Organization (WHO)o images 2
  3. 3. SESSION PLAN Recap1. Factors associated with water hardness2. Methods how to treat hard water.3. Hazards related to hardness of water 3
  4. 4. RECAPQ. Action of Chlorine for disinfection of water is maximum when water pH is around : A. 3.0 B. 5.0 Double pot method of well C. 7.0 disinfection D. 9.0 Answer : C 4
  5. 5. Q.2 Action of Chlorine for disinfection depends upon : A. pH B. Temperature C. Contact time D. All of the above Chloramines Free Residual Cl Answer : D Break point 5 Chlorine added
  6. 6. MODIFIED BRADLEY- FEACHEM CLASSIFICATIONS# Types of diseases Features1 Faeco -oral diseases Routes of transmission. Diarrhoel diseases , dysentry , hepatitis A2 Water borne diseases Contamination of water by animal and human faeces, urine . Cholera, typhoid ,leptospirosis3 Water washed diseases Scarcity and inaccessibility of water. Non-washing of hand, skin. Typhus, scabies,4 Water based diseases Water provides habitat for intermediate host. Schistosomiasis, liver flukes, dracunculiasis5 Water related vector Malaria, Filariasis, dengue , yellow fever , river diseases blindness [ mosquito and fly breeding sites in water] 66 Water dispersed diseases Legionella infection. Bacetria resides in air conditioning water system , fresh water amoeba
  7. 7. WATER RELATED NON- INFECTIOUS DISEASESS# Agents Diseases1 Iodine Deficient in water Goiter , Hypothyroidism2 Excess fluoride Dental Fluorosis3 Fluoride Deficiency Dental Caries4 Excess Inorganic salts Diarrhea5 Cadmium Gastric upsets , Nephropathy6 Sodium Hypertension7 Sulfates Laxative effect8 Nitrates and Nitrites Methaemoglobinemia9 lead Lead poisoning10 Arsenic Skin and lung diseases 711 Mercury Nephropathy
  8. 8. BOTTLED WATERDrinking water that is sold for human consumption in sanitary container. Plain bottled drinking water should not contain any sweetener, chemical additives. It should be calorie free and sugar free. Bottled water containing less than 250 PPM total dissolved solids is called ‘ Mineral Water’ 8
  9. 9. HARDNESS OF WATER Soap –destroying power of water Large quantities ofsoap or detergentrequired to producefoam /lather 9
  10. 10. ORIGIN OF HARDNESS - MECHANISM From Rocks & land , sediments 10
  11. 11. WHAT CAUSED THE HARDNESS OF WATER?Mainly due to Four Dissolved Compounds :1. Calcium Bicarbonate2. Magnesium Bicarbonate3. Calcium Sulphate4. Magnesium SulphateLess Common:1. Calcium Chlorides and Nitrates2. Magnesium Chloride and Nitrates3. Iron and Manganese salts 114. Aluminium Compounds
  12. 12. HOW HARDNESS CLASSIFIED? Hardness of water Non-Carbonate Carbonate Hardness hardness(Temporary Hardness) (Permanent Hardness)Calcium & Magnesium Calcium Sulphate Bicarbonates Magnesium Sulphate Calcium Nitrates Magnesium Nitrates Calcium and Magnesium Chlorides 12
  13. 13. MEASUREMENT OF HARDNESS Expressed as milli -equivalent per litre (m Eq/l) or mg/L 1 mEq /l of hardness = 50mg CaCO3 (50ppm) in one litremEq/L 1 3 6 13
  14. 14. BAD THINGS ABOUT HARDNESS ( DISADVANTAGES) Consumes More soap and detergent -Financial loss. When water boiled , Carbonates precipitates, deposited in boiler , require more energy forheating: Industrial loss and boiler inefficiency, may explode Shorten the life of cloth fabrics Not suited for various industrial processes 14 Shorten life span of pipes (deposition andscaling of salts)
  15. 15. REMOVAL OF HARDNESS1. Boiling Temporary Hardness2. Addition of lime3. Addition of sodium carbonates4. Base exchange process Permanent1. Addition of Sodium carbonate Hardness2. Base exchange process 15
  16. 16. METHODS TO REMOVE HARDNESS Boiling : (Expensive , no large scale use) Ca (HCO3)2 Ca CO3 + H2O + CO2 Insoluble Precipitate Calcium carbonate o Addition of Lime Ca(OH)2 + Ca (HCO3)2 CaCO3 + H2O Lime 16
  17. 17. ADDITION OF SODIUM CARBONATE (SODA ASH) Removes both temporary and permanent hardness Na2 CO3 + Ca (HCO3)2 NaHCO3 + CaCO3 CaSO4 + Na2CO3 CaCO3 + Na2SO4 Base Exchange Process (large scale) 1. Sodium Permutit is used ( Na2Al2 Si2O H2O ) 2. Exchange Na ions for Ca and Mg ions 3. Ca and Mg Permutit is formed . 4. Removes 100% hardness 5. Some raw water is added to protect against corrosive 17 action of 100% soft water
  18. 18. Fluoridation & Defluoridation of water Is Naturally present in land Essential for dental and bone health Deficiency = dental caries Excess = Dental fluorosis ; Skeletal fluorosis 1 ppm is the optimum requirement in water Fluoridation = ++ Fluoride level fluoride level. Defluoridation is the process of removing excess fL. Using 18 Phosphate.
  19. 19. ASSIGNMENT WORD LIMIT : 250 WORDS SUBMIT AT 9.30 AM (28TH JAN -12) REWARD : ATTENDANCE HAND WRITTEN Write Short Answers of following questions:1. Differentiate between Break point Chlorination and Super- chlorination2. Name health hazards associated with using swimming pool.3. Name Bacterial diseases related with drinking polluted water4. Differentiate between shallow well and deep well5. Name Hazards associated with surface water. 19
  20. 20. Thank you 20