A Study on the Selection of Suitable Sites for Integrated Smart Trapper System Installation (InSmarts)
Journal: Engineering Heritage Journal (GWK)
Author: Mohd Remy Rozainy M.A.Z., Khairi A.W., Ismail Abustan, Siti Syahiirah Rahim, Mohamad Nasran Nasehir Khan, Nasehir Khan E.M Yahaya
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Rapid expansion in major towns in Malaysia results in the construction of new drainage system mainly open monsoon or storm drains to cater the increase in surface runoff. This research are to study the suitability of selected sites to implement InSmarts and propose at selected sites based on the optimum results. InSmarts is a floatable trapper that was being synchronized with the effective and bettercommunication tools. This product mainly consists of a fibre reinforced plastic tube that acts as floatable rubbish trapper. Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) was used to get water velocity and river profile at sites. The data was acquired at three different points along the river at each sites to know the best position to implement InSmarts. These tests were done to find out the attributes of different rubbish materials and weights in the flowy medium such as river or drainage. From the test that has been done, the optimum condition to install at sites are the velocities of the river must be around 0.1 m/s to 0.6 m/s and the trapper must be set up at 45° angle to accumulate the trash at one side of the trapper.