backwash filter Articles

  • Cause of rapid monochloramine decay observed in treated water

    Rapid monochloramine decay has been observed in the product water of three River Murray water treatment plants (WTPs). Previous investigations identified that rapid monochloramine decay was microbiological in nature and observed in samples taken after media filtration but was absent in filtered water samples from a fourth WTP of similar design. The filters at the WTP not exhibiting rapid decay ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Filter backwash water treatment options

    Filtration acts as the final step in the removal of suspended matter and protozoa. The accumulated residue is removed during the backwash process and any subsequent recycling of filter backwash water could potentially re-introduce these contaminants into the main treatment process. By separating the filter backwash water from the main treatment process, factors that could interfere with the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Filter backwashing: When and how

    Backwashing filters is a necessary and important part of the filtration process. Many operating problems associated with the filtration process can be traced to delayed or inadequate backwashing. Producing a high-quality and low turbidity filtered water depends on having clean media free of cracks and mudballs. The Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule, promulgated on Dec.16, 1998, lowers ...


    By Entech Design, Inc.

  • Gravity self-backwashing filters

    The filtration of make-up and side-stream water in closed cooling circuits, operated through cooling towers, is a fundamental step to ensure safe and continuous operations in a power plant. Water - required in large amounts for this application - should not be wasted, and the potential damages deriving from a poor treatment must be avoided at all cost. BONO ARTES has developed a technical ...

  • Filter backwashing

    Backwashng a drinking water system filter means reversing and increasing the water's flow to flush out accumulated debris and particles. Backwashing is not only vital to the life of a filter, it is fundamental to the quality of water coming out of the filter. Sooner or later, all filters need to be backwashed or ...


    By Entech Design, Inc.

  • Ceramic membranes for water treatment

    Ceramic membranes, different in pore size and membrane material, were applied to remove particulate and dissolved matter from different spent filter backwash water types as well as from dam water. The study was conducted in pilot scale under conditions typical for waterworks at a dam water treatment plant. A comparison of different ceramic membranes implied that total membrane resistance was more ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Pilot Testing of Upflow Continuous Backwash Filters for Tertiary Denitrification and Phosphorus Removal

    ABSATRACTPilot testing of upflow continuous backwash filter (UCB) for tertiary denitrification and phosphorus removal was conducted at the Hagerstown wastewater treatment plant. The pilot testing was conducted to determine denitrification performance capabilities of the upflow continuous backwash filters under cold weather operation and low effluent total nitrogen (TN) and total phosphorus ...

  • Innovative Multi-Media Filter – Continuous Backwash Filter

    The disadvantages of conventional MMF based pretreatment Conventional pretreatment is based on multimedia filters (MMF) implemented in large scale desalination plants. Although this filtration method is well proven and provides reliable filtration efficiency, it conceals an inherent drawback, the disadvantages of which relate mainly to the backwashing mechanism. The ...


    By IDE Technologies

  • Biofiltration field study for cold Fe(II)- and Mn(II)-rich groundwater: accelerated Mn(II) removal kinetics and cold-adapted Mn(II)-oxidizing microbial populations

    Removal of Mn(II) from Fe(II)- and Mn(II)-rich groundwater in cold regions is challenging, due to slow Mn(II) removal kinetics below 15 °C. This study demonstrated onset, acclimation, and acceleration of Mn(II) removal in a two-stage pilot-scale biofilter (Fe and Mn filters) at varying low on-site temperatures (8–14.8 °C). Mn(II) removal commenced at 8 °C in the Mn filter after Fe(II) removal. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The role of backwash in start-up of full-scale drinking water biofilters

    The purpose of backwashing during the start-up period of rapid biofilters at drinking water treatment plants differs significantly from the purpose of backwashing during normal operation. During start-up, finished water quality is secondary, detachment of microorganisms must be minimized, dust present in the original filter media must be removed and inherent inoculation of the biofilter with ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Kinetico Incorporated fact sheet

    PROFILE Kinetico is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of water treatment products with specialized products serving residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets. RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS Water conditioners Water softeners Drinking water systems (reverse osmosis) Carbon filters ...

  • Does the recycling of waste streams from drinking water treatment plants worsen the quality of finished water? A case assessment in China

    The overall purpose was to assess the feasibilities of recycling filter backwash water (FBWW) and combined filter backwash water (CFBWW) in a drinking water treatment plant in south China. The variations of regular water-quality indexes, metal indexes (Al, Mn and Cd), polyacrylamide and disinfection by-product indexes (trihalomethanes and their formation potentials) along with the treatment ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Optimizing filter backwashing

    Optimum filter performance has become a critical component of surface water treatment. For conventional and direct filtration systems, LT1ESWTR requires the combined filter effluent turbidity be less than or equal to 0.3 NTU’s for 95% of the readings taken each month. At no time may the readings exceed 1 NTU. As regulations change and filtration is pushed toward the lower limits of turbidity ...


    By Entech Design, Inc.

  • The role of solution chemistry in the stability and detachment of cohesive kaolinite particles

    The effect of solution chemistry on the behavior of kaolinite in three different situations was investigated: (1) the detachment of kaolinite from glass beads in a fluidized bed, (2) the erosion of kaolinite deposits in a laboratory flume and (3) the determination of the stress-strain rate relationship of concentrated suspensions in a rheometer. The experimental results from these three different ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 ...

  • Recycling of spent filter backwash water using coagulation-assisted membrane filtration: effects of submicrometre particles on membrane flux

    Membrane separation technology has been widely used for recycling of spent filter backwash water (SFBW) in water treatment plant. Membrane filtration performance is subject to characteristics of the particles in the SFBW. A bench-scale microfiltration (MF) coupled with pre-coagulation was set up to evaluate the recovery efficiency of SFBW. Effect of particle size distribution and zeta potential ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • WaReg protects homes from flooding in Sweden - Case Study

    Location: Backaryd, Sweden Customer: Backaryds Vattenverk Problem: Backaryd Water Treatment plant backwash their filters regularly. During this process water is released into the town sewer network at a rate of 16 l/s. The towns sewer network is dimensioned to cope with 5 l/s so when it receives 16 l/s it becomes problematic for downstream residents. When the backwashing occurs, homes in ...


    By Wapro AB

  • Geotube Dewatering Technology contains and dewaters river sediments at large Water Treatment Plant in New Jersey - Case Study

    River sediments and filter backwash sludge are annually dredged and dewatered in Geotube containers for beneficial reuse. TenCate develops and produces materials that function to increase performance, reduce cost, and deliver measurable results by working with our customers to provide advanced solutions. And a unique high volume, low cost dewatering system from TenCate Geotube can ...

  • Effects of various chemical cleaning conditions for pressured MF process

    A pilot-scale pressured hollow-fiber microfiltration (MF) process as pretreatment for the reverse osmosis process was studied and operated under various conditions to assess the relative influence of backwashing, chemical enhanced backwashing (CEB), and bag filter application. The pilot plant process consisted of backwashing but without the CEB or the bag filter as the first step of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Media expansion monitoring improves filtration

    In municipal surface water treatment plants, optimum filter performance is a crucial component. Filtration is the primary treatment process at water treatment plants, and backwashing is the primary means to keep filters functioning properly to produce safe drinking water for the public. Since 2000, Entech Design, Inc. has used underwater acoustic sensing technology to monitor filter media ...


    By Entech Design, Inc.

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