anthracite filter media Articles

  • Alternative filter media for potable water treatment

    Need for Research Roughing filters at London works: Low backwash rates for filters at older works Inability to keep sand clean (rising normalised starting head loss) Vulnerability to algal laden water Loss of production at critical times during the year Objective: identify mono-medium & dual media alternatives to BSS 14/25 ...

  • Dual-media filters, Fredrikstad waterworks, Norway

    Fredrikstad Waterworks in southeastern Norway has an annual water production of 15 mill. cubic metres and supplies the municipalities Fredrikstad and Hvaler. During autumn 2003 they have renovated their dual-media filters. After around 8 years of operation, the volume of filter media in the existing sand/anthracite-filters was significantly reduced resulting in poor filtering ...

  • Effective production of rapid filters with polystyrene granules as a media filter

    In conventional water treatment stations, the filter cleaning is performed with the use of filtered water. To save water and obtain higher production, the use of polystyrene (PS) beads has been proposed as a granular filter element because it is a granular element with a low specific mass. By being lightweight, this material requires a lower water velocity during backwash. The PS beads were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Pilot Testing Microfilters and Cloth-Media Filters for Lake Augmentation

    ABSTRACTMicrofiltration and cloth-media filtration were pilot tested for plant expansion and water supply augmentation purposes. The performance of the pilot units was assessed by evaluating key influent and effluent data, including suspended solids, turbidity, total phosphorous, hydraulic loading rate, flux, and chemical addition. Results showed that one of the cloth-media filters, and both of ...

  • Industrial Media Filtration Systems, Philippines

    INTRODUCTION In July 2013, Pure Aqua successfully manufactured industrial media filtration systems to a major company in Philippines to remove particulates, chlorine, organics, and odor from well water. The industrial media filtration systems were selected from our MF-1000 Series with 48" and 42" diameter ...


    By Pure Aqua, Inc.

  • A Low Cost Solution to Reduce Total Nitrogen Discharged from WWTPs – Meeting the 3 mg/L Regulatory Limit in Total Nitrogen Using Existing Downflow Tertiary Media Filters as a Medium for Denitrification

    Existing tertiary media filters for solids removal may be used as a medium for denitrification of the secondary effluent to reduce the Total Nitrogen (TN) discharged by a Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). This study explores the use of tertiary media filters as a low-cost solution for WWTPs in reducing TN levels to meet upcoming nutrient discharge regulations. Three pilotscale filters with sand ...

  • Micro Media Filtration Proving Effective in Produced Water Softening Systems

    Having an eff ective, durable pretreatment system in advance of ion exchange produced-water softening systems is the fi rst, most critical line of defense – ensuring smooth, more troublefree performance downstream. It’s especially true when dealing with today’s ion exchange technologies, which require TSS (total suspended solids) of 0.1-0.5 mg/L and turbidities of 0.1-1 NTU ...


    By Eco-Tec Inc.

  • [Technical Paper] Biomass Evolution in Full-Scale Drinking Water Filters

    After nearly two-years of work, we could advance our understanding of ATP measurement in drinking water biofilters. I will describe some of the background and key results from the study below – more information is provided in the Journal AWWA December 2016 article. Background of the ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • Rich microbial communities inhabit water treatment biofilters and are differentially affected by filter type and sampling depth

    Factors affecting microbial diversity (richness) and community structure in biofilter columns were investigated. At a pilot filtration plant, granular activated carbon (GAC), anthracite and sand-based filters were used to treat stormwater from an urban catchment. After 12 weeks operation, sand media filters clogged (hydraulic conductivity declining by 90%) and all filters were destructively ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Biofiltration as pre-treatment to water harvesting and recycling

    This paper presents the results of the long term biofilter experiments conducted with raw stormwater collected from a canal at Carlton, in Sydney. Anthracite and granular activated carbon (GAC) were used as a single filter media in biofilter columns. Media heights of 75 and 40 cm were used. The filter columns were operated at filtration velocities of 0.12 and 0.25 m/h. The removal efficiency for ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Filtralite Fredrikstad

    When renovating the filters the waterworks was interested in testing alternative filter media and replaced the anthracite layer in one of the filters with Filtralite® media for evaluation. Filtralite® is a filter media made of expanded clay and delivered by Saint-Gobain (Weber). In March 2002 Filtralite® media was installed on top of the existing sand in one out of totally 8 filters. ...

  • Hybrid filtration method for pre-treatment of stormwater

    In this study the hybrid filtration process (combining fibre filter with deep bed dual media filtration) was investigated as pre-treatment to stormwater. This process was investigated in-terms of reduction in turbidity, dissolved organic carbon (DOC), colour, headloss development across the filters, suspended solids removal, organic matter removal, nutrients and heavy matter (such as iron, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Industrial Skid Mounted Filtration System, USA

    INTRODUCTION In April 2013, Pure Aqua successfully manufactured and supplied to a major wastewater treatment site in the USA with a skid mounted twin alternating multi-media water filtration system to remove suspended solids from well water. The multi-media filtration system comes complete ...


    By Pure Aqua, Inc.

  • Engineered biofiltration for ultrafiltration fouling mitigation and disinfection by-product precursor control

    A pilot-scale study was conducted to evaluate the impact of several biofiltration enhancement strategies in terms of organic removal to reduce disinfection by-product (DBP) formation potential and mitigate ultrafiltration (UF) fouling. Strategies included nutrient addition (nitrogen and phosphorus) to optimize metabolic degradation of organics, use of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2, peroxide) ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Fouling of low-pressure membranes during drinking water treatment: effect of NOM components and biofiltration pretreatment

    Fouling is a major challenge for low-pressure membrane drinking water treatment systems. Previous research has demonstrated that under the right conditions, biofiltration is an effective method to reduce fouling of low-pressure polymeric membranes. This study provides additional insight into the effect of biofiltration as a pretreatment for fouling reduction by using river water with different ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Blairlinnans WTW, Scottish Water, 91 MLD

    The Client Scottish Water is the UK's fourth largest water utility. They are responsible for the whole of Scotland and islands around the Scottish coast, including the major cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. The Client's Needs Scottish Water required a new water treatment works in the Glasgow area to meet revised water quality standards, particularly ...


  • Dependable Pretreatment for UF Membrane Water Treatment System

    Lake Forest is a small upper class community along the west shore of Lake Michigan about 35 miles north of downtown Chicago, IL. In 1890 a group of residents started the Lake Forest Water Company on the present site to provide water for the residents of the community. Prior to the spring of 2004, the Lake Forest Water Plant provided traditional water treatment. Coagulating chemicals were added to ...

  • Methods of Water Purification

    This article is excerpted from 'Pure Water Handbook' published by Osmonics®, Inc. of Minnetonka, Minnesota USA and is printed with permission of Osmonics, Inc. Water treatment can be defined as any procedure or method used to alter the chemical composition or natural 'behavior' of a water supply. Water supplies are classified as either surface water or groundwater. The majority of public or ...

  • Victor Project – De Beers Canada, Ontario case study

    In early 2006 De Beers Canada began the construction of its first Ontario diamond mine, in the James Bay Lowlands. To provide drinking water for this mining camp and its daily workforce of nearly 1,000 , the engineering- consulting firm AMEC recommended that De Beers Canada call on the expertise of H2O Innovation. H2O presented a solution that matched its client's very special needs and ...


    By H2O Innovation

  • MBBR Helps Seafood manufacturer meet regulatory requirements

    Abstract Seafood processor in Manta Ecuador has a high strength wastewater with TSS as high as 20,000 mg/l, FOG 700 mg/l, COD of 13,000 mg/l and BOD of 6,000 mg/l. Wastewater is discharged into Pacific Ocean across the street from the factory. Current treatment plant produces effluent with TSS of 150 mg/l, FOG of 80 mg/l, COD of 800 mg/l and BOD of 400 mg/l on average. New laws require that ...

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