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Water Leakage In Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) From Taps to Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emission

Muthusamy , Kabilan (2014) Water Leakage In Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) From Taps to Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emission. Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. (Unpublished)

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This report shows the water leakage problem in Universiti Teknologi Petronas and its impact to the amount of energy which is wasted due to the water leakage. Water leakage due to poor maintenances is a major issue in every building around the country and in Universiti Teknologi Petronas the issue had reached a critical stage. Domestic water which is acquired form a 3rd party which treats the water and supply to UTP is bought at certain stipulated price. The water outlet especially water taps which are leaking and allows continuous water flow. This creates constant flow of wastage of resources in UTP. These report shows the amount of water is being wasted in UTP campus in per minute basis which is crucial for our research. Data collection was done from point to point by measuring the amount of water being leaked at each point using measurement tools. Site visits were done accordingly based on the schedule in Gantt chart. Interviews were conducted with relevant personals who are involved in water facility management and handling to support data gathering process. Interviews also was conducted with personals involved in energy supply for UTP, for data collection on analysis purposes Due to the increment number of students in Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, the accommodations are also increased. This directly had resulted in the increased need of water .Treated water supply and demand comes with an energy usage tag. All activities related to water treatment and supply such as treating raw water, pumping, filtering, storage requires the usage of energy. This directly results in the release of greenhouse gas, more specifically Carbon dioxide. Wastage of water due to poor maintenance and services contributes for the loss of energy, increased in cost and also increase in Carbon Dioxide emission. 6 These problems can be avoided if proper maintenance is done routinely in the campus. A schedule should be prepared for maintenance personals to constantly monitor the water outlets in UTP. The minor repairs should be tackled from time to time to avoid more wastage and increased maintenance cost. A permanent vendor with contractor licence of class F can be appointed to tackle the water leaking problems in campus. A minor allocation of budget can help to eliminate leakage problems. Recommendations such as stakeholder’s awareness and appointment of extra maintenance personals should be considered in avoiding the main issue. When the major issue is tackled the correlating problems such as energy wastage and carbon dioxide (CO2) emission can be avoided.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Mechanical Engineering - Petroleum
Subject: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Engineering > Mechanical
Depositing User: Ahmad Suhairi Mohamed Lazim
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2014 10:41
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:37
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/14420

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