deep-bed filter Articles

  • Particle deposition and mobilisation during deep bed filtration in oilfields

    Deposition of latex microspheres on a borosilicate filter was carried out at gradually decreasing suspension velocities at conditions favourable for particle attachment and excluding particle retention due to size exclusion. Particle critical retention concentration followed quadratic function of suspension velocity agreeing with the modified particle attachment/detachment model based on ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • What is a Spectrometer?

    The characteristics of a white LED light differs greatly, when compared to a yellow CFL. Without any special tools, one can see that the LED emits a clear white color, while the CFL generates yellow light. Going one step further, using a spectrometer, one will be able to “dissect” the light sources and see that they are composed of other colors in the visible light spectrum, such as ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • How deep is your BAF? Evaluation of different bed depths for high rate biological denitrification filters with limit of technology pollutant removal

    Downflow Denitrification Filters are tertiary water and waste water treatment systems that allow denitrification and suspended solids removal to occur in a single step and allow limit of technology pollutant removal. With more and more stringent nutrient removal regulations coming up, downflow denitrification filters have increasingly become the solution of choice for plants faced with the ...

  • Full-scale operating experience of deep bed denitrification filter achieving <3 mg/l total nitrogen and <0.18 mg/l total phosphorus

    The Arlington County Wastewater Pollution Control Plant (ACWPCP) is located in the southern part of Arlington County, Virginia, USA and discharges to the Potomac River via the Four Mile Run. The ACWPCP was originally constructed in 1937. In 2001, Arlington County, Virginia (USA) committed to expanding their 113,500 m3/d, (300,000 pe) secondary treatment plant to a 151,400 m3/d (400,000 pe) to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Lauvåsen wastewater treatment in filter beds Norway

    Lauvåsen is a cluster of houses, holiday homes and a tourist resort in Sør-Fron municipal in Norway. 25 holiday homes, 3 houses and one tourist resort are connected to the treatment plant. This gives a dimensioning flow of: Qdim = 63 m3/day, a total of 284 pe. The treatment plant was built in 2002. Filter media used in this plant:  930 m3   Filtralite® P 0-4 mm270 ...

  • Combination filters

    Simply defined, a combination filter is one that does at least one other processing job at the same time as filtering a suspension. The classic example, of course, is the packed bed of activated charcoal, which acts as a remover of chemical impurities from the suspension, as well as removing dust particles - although this is actually not a very good example, because it is primarily an adsorber, ...

  • Removal of arsenic from a deep well by electrocoagulation in a continuous filter press reactor

    We investigated arsenic removal from groundwater by electrocoagulation (EC) using aluminum as the sacrificial anode in a continuous filter press reactor. The groundwater was collected at a depth of 200 m in the plateau region, in Central Mexico, (As 134 μg L−1, Fe 0.3 mg L−1, Cd 0.7 mg L−1, Na 58 mg L−1, pH 6.8). The influence of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The application of moving bed biofilm reactor to denitrification process after trickling filters

    The paper presents research of a prototype moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR). The device was used for the post-denitrification process and was installed at the end of a technological system consisting of a septic tank and two trickling filters. The concentrations of suspended biomass and biomass attached on the EvU Perl moving bed surface were determined. The impact of the external organic ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Upper Uvdal wastewater treatment plant - Filter bed

    The plant is designed as a traditional chemical and biological treatment plant, as a polishing step the effluent is going thru a filter bed with Filtralite before it is discharged into a small creek. The filter bed treatment plant is built with Filtralite P in Nore and Uvdal municipal in Norway. Uvdal ski resort, some houses and several hundred holiday homes are connected to the treatment plant. ...

  • A high-performance electropositive filter

    Reverse osmosis (RO) membranes have become the industry standard for purification of any feed water source. They are used extensively for producing high-purity, low-conductivity process water. They are also used for producing ultrapure water from fresh water because RO is presumed to be the ultimate purifier. Because RO filters are readily fouled by colloidal particles and biofilms, some method ...


    By Argonide Corporation

  • Bed expansion affects performance

    The experience of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection staff over 14 years conducting filter plant performance evaluations led investigators to identify a coomon thread:'inadequate filter bed expansion eventually contributes to poor filter performance and reduced finished water quality.' The article points our that and insufficiently expanded filter is insufficiently cleaned, and ...


    By Entech Design, Inc.

  • Saturated and unsaturated flow through sloped compost filter beds of different particle sizes

    Little is known about the hydraulics of sloped compost beds having active free and non-flowing zones, and used for runoff erosion and volume control, and heavy metal removal. Water sorption tests on yard waste compost indicated that water transfer between the two zones would be slow (6 hr for a 0.04 m rise). The free flowing zone in ≈1 m long sloped (15°) beds increased in depth ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effect of filter media thickness on the performance of sand drying beds used for faecal sludge management

    The effect of sand filter media thickness on the performance of faecal sludge (FS) drying beds was determined in terms of: dewatering time, contaminant load removal efficiency, solids generation rate, nutrient content and helminth eggs viability in the dried sludge. A mixture of ventilated improved pit latrine sludge and septage in the ratio 1:2 was dewatered using three pilot-scale sludge ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Evaluation of a hybrid upflow anaerobic sludge-filter bed reactor: effect of the proportion of packing medium on performance

    The aim of this study was to determine the effects of the volume occupied by the filter bed zone on the behavior of an anaerobic hybrid UASFB reactor. This configuration contains a sludge bed in the lower part of the reactor and a filter bed in the upper part. Three such reactors, each with a working volume of 9.8-L, were studied; these differed in proportion of packing medium occupying 50, 35 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Study about the influence of the pH and temperature in a biological wastewater trickling filter with beds of attached biomass to small stones case study

    Preliminaries This service is carried out from the agreement reached by Surcis with an engineering company to conduct a study on the approach to analyze the influence of temperature and pH in a municipal wastewater treatment plant provided with a tricking filter process with small stones (as biomass carriers), where there is a very poor nitrification process performance. This ...


    By SURCIS, S.L.

  • Nitrogen removal in micro-polluted surface water by the combined process of bio-filter and ecological gravel bed

    Nitrogen removal in micro-polluted surface water by the combined process of a bio-filter and an ecological gravel bed was studied. Sodium acetate was added into micro-polluted surface water as carbon source and the nitrogen removal under different C/N ratio, hydraulic load and temperature were investigated. The results showed that the variations in C/N ratio, hydraulic load and temperature have ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water treatment plant filter improvements

    Client: City of Junction City, Kan. Completion Date: March 2003 Services Provided Filter rehabilitation Air scour system design Construction phase services Project Summary  Burns & McDonnell provided planning, design, bidding and construction services for the City of ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • Continuous fibres lead to successfuI filter

    An improved design of wound string filter has doubled contaminant holding capacity and avoided the shedding of small fibres bad into the fluid. Tom Shelley investigates Wound string filters are setting new benchmarks for efficiently catching large amounts of dirt, without risk of introducing stray fibres or other contaminants into the fluid stream being filtered. Initially ...

  • Simulating accumulation of biofilms in biotrickling filter

    Accumulations and spatial and dynamic variations of biofilms in the media of a biotrickling filter were simulated using mathematical models for Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) removal. Toluene was selected as the model VOC. Effects of toluene concentration and gas Empty Bed Contact Time (EBCT) on VOC removal were also investigated. Results showed that biofilm thickness increased with increased ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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