carbon media filter Articles

  • Deposition of carbon nanotubes in commonly used sample filter media

    There is no single standard technique or methodology to characterize the size, structure, number, and chemical composition of airborne carbon nanotubes.  Existing analytical instruments and analytical techniques for evaluating nanoparticle concentrations cannot simultaneously provide morphology, state of agglomeration, surface area, mass, size distribution and chemical composition data ...


    By GJESM Journal

  • Treatment on low carbon-to-nitrogen micro-polluted water by layered biological aerated filter with floating and sunken media

    In order to improve the TN removal efficiency on low carbon-to-nitrogen micro-polluted water, in this study, a layered biological aerated filter (L-BAF) was built. The results showed that the removal efficiency for CODMn, NH3-N, and TN was 71.6–90.3%, 99.8–99.9%, and 57.8–65.7%, respectively, when the C/N ratio was kept at 3 and the volumetric ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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.

  • Retro-Fit - Conversion of a Failed Media Filter to a Suspended Growth Aeration System case study

    This particular project involved the conversion of a failed media filter to a suspended growth aeration system. The project was managed by Mr. Hal Lewis, P. Eng. of Stantec Consulting Limited. Sani Tech Communal Systems was awarded the contract to design and construct the repair. Sani Tech retained the services of Mr. Robin Smith, P. Eng., of Robin Smith Engineering to provide the process design ...

  • Sorption of per‐and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) on filter media: Implications for phase partitioning studies

    Per‐and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) are ubiquitous in the environment. Investigations into their fate and potential phase‐partitioning behaviour require separation of solid from aqueous phases via filtration. However, sorption of aqueous‐phase PFASs on filtration media may lead to underestimation of PFAS ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Evaluation of Tire Derived Rubber Particles for Biofiltration Media

    ABSTRACTCurrently, on average, one tire is discarded in the U.S. for every man woman and child every year. While the reuse market for used tires has increased over the years to approximately 75%, there are still an estimated 2-3 billion used tires stockpiled in the U.S. Finding economical and sustainable end uses for this tire material is an ongoing challenge to environmental engineers and ...

  • Bio-enhanced activated carbon filter with immobilized microorganisms for removing organic pollutants in the Songhua River

    Five dominant microorganisms including four kinds of Pseudomonas and one kind of Bacillus were isolated from the Songhua River. The organic pollutants removal potential and community composition of these five dominant microorganisms immobilized on activated carbon filter, which is called the bio-enhanced activated carbon filter (BEAC), were investigated to compare with the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Developments in string wound filter cartridges

    String wound filter cartridges are the most commonly used filtration media for reducing contamination in water and other liquids. Filtration applications include reverse osmosis and water softening prefiltration, boiler feed water for steam generation, cooling towers and heat exchangers, bottled water, edible oils, oil and gas production, process water for textiles, electroplating and anodizing ...

  • Considerations for Filtering Heavy Gear Oil

    "We have large circulating systems that service industrial gear sets with heavy gear oils (ISO 460-680). We tried using 25-micron filtration, but this was as fine as we could go due to the high fluid viscosities. We have since abandoned the filters because of the high pressure drop. What can we do to remedy this?" It is true that high-viscosity oils are not as easily filtered. However, all of ...


  • Biological trickling filters - New Zealand

    The Client VWS UK is involved in a unique project in New Zealand for a new Wastewater treatment plant in Hastings. The Client's Needs In New Zealand the Maori people have a strong influence over any decision affecting the land. Maori are deeply offended by discharge of human wastes, particularly to natural waters and also land.Historically, in Maori ...


  • Bio-augmentation of fixed film filters

    Once regarded as the main process option for the waste water treatment for small communities, circular biological filters, so common on the outskirts of towns for many years, provided a reliable low cost and low profile method of treating household waste water. Quiet and robust, their simple engineering and structural design could be easily maintained by a daily visit from an operator, who, on ...


    By Greener Waste Limited

  • The Dangers of Hydrogen Sulfide and Filtration with Activated Carbon

    Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a poisonous, highly flammable, colorless gas that is associated with a ‘rotten egg’ odor. As stated by cchealth.org, “hydrogen sulfide is created naturally by decaying organic matter and is released from sewage sludge, liquid manure, and sulfur hot springs.” It also is a by-product from industrial processes such as natural gas processing, ...


    By General Carbon Corp.

  • Can we bury the carbon dioxide problem?

    Seriously — carbon capture and storage could be a game-changer. Mention “carbon capture and storage” — the process of trapping carbon dioxide produced in fossil-fuel burning or other industrial processes and burying it underground — in polite company, and you’re likely to be pounced on. It’s absurdly expensive. It can never be rolled ...


    By Ensia

  • Advances in String-Wound Sediment Filter Cartridges

    In the mid-1930s, the first string-wound depth filter cartridge entered the U.S. market. It was made from a woven wire mesh core surrounded by a cotton yarn, which was wound to form the depth filtration medium. The yarn itself was a tightly twisted medium and the major filtration essentially took place at the points of crossings of the yarns- which formed a diamond-shaped pat-tern-rather than ...

  • Effect of active control of electric potential of filter medium on depth filtration

    The effect of active control of electric potential of filter medium on depth filtration was explored experimentally. Activated carbon particles were selected as the conductive filter medium. The filter medium potential was controlled with an external DC power supply. Kaolin particles were used as the model suspended solid. The activated carbon and kaolin had negative zeta potential around neutral ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Field application of a planted fixed bed reactor (PFR) for support media and rhizosphere investigation using undisturbed samples from full-scale constructed wetlands

    This study presents a novel method for investigations on undisturbed samples from full-scale horizontal subsurface-flow constructed wetlands (HSSFCW). The planted fixed bed reactor (PFR), developed at the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ), is a universal test unit for planted soil filters that reproduces the operational conditions of a constructed wetland (CW) system in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Treatment of petrochemical secondary effluent by an up-flow biological aerated filter (BAF)

    In this study, petrochemical secondary effluent was treated by a 55 cm diameter pilot-scale biological aerated filter (BAF) with a media depth of 220 cm. Volcanic rock grains were filled as the BAF media. Median removal efficiency of chemical oxygen demand (COD) and ammonia nitrogen (NH3-N) was 29.35 and 57.98%, respectively. Moreover, the removal profile of the COD, NH3-N, total ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Application of Biotrickling Filter for Odor Control at The Morris Forman Wastewater Treatment Plant

    Pilot-scale study of a biotrickling filter using synthetic, high surface area media was undertaken by MSD Louisville, with the intention of saving the high cost of operating thermal oxidizers. Currently, two recuperative thermal oxidizers are used to treat odorous emissions from various sources. The pilot study showed that it is possible to treat hydrogen sulfide and organic sulfur compounds at ...


    By PRD Tech, Inc.

  • Unmixing Water From Waste: The imporance of filters, cartridges and housings as a function of manufacturing

    In manufacturing, water and water-based solutions are regularly filtered for various purposes and outcomes – including for cleaning, cooling, and movement. The filtering process is crucial to quality, performance, and cost savings. With the wrong filter in place, pumps can be destroyed, liquid being filtered can become “unusable” for the intended purpose, cleaning solvents can ...


    By Shelco Filters

  • Column studies aiming at identification of suitable filter materials for pollutant removal from landfill leachate

    Landfill leachate contains a complex mixture of inorganic and organic pollutants, which need to be removed before they pollute the environment. Different filter media (peat mixed with either carbon-containing ash, polyurethane waste, or wood pellets) were investigated with respect to their possibility to simultaneously and at low initial concentrations remove metals, polar and non-polar organic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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