AQUA ENVIRO - Final Report - Full ScaleTrials of Recycled Glass as Tertiary Filter Media for Wastewater Treatment. GLA36-010

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The report summarises the findings of both pilot-, and full-scale trials comparing the performance of recycled glass and sand as filter medium in tertiary filtration for suspended solids removal during wastewater treatment. The trials were undertaken at three sites: the Malton municipal wastewater treatment plant operated by Yorkshire Water; Stubbins Paper Mill, Ramsbottom, operated by Georgia Pacific; and JE Hartleys food processors at Thornganby.

Pilot trials at all three sites comparing sand, AFM (a commercial filter medium made from recycled glass) and three grades of recycled glass (coarse, medium and fine) showed that the performance of the four glass media was superior to sand, both for the amount of suspended solids removed and for the amount of influent treated, before a backwash cycle was required. Although fine glass produced the best effluent quality, there was very little difference between performances of the four glass media. Medium grade glass was selected for further studies at a pilot scale due to its superior flow properties and the amount of effluent it was able to treat prior to a backwash being required.

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