granular media filter Articles

  • Aerosol filtration in nanofiber filter media

    Nanofiber filter media are used in air filter applications where a compact filtration system with very high overall and fractional efficiency and low initial pressure drop  is required.  Moreover, because the aerodynamic drag force on nanofibers is very low compared to the drag on the large dust particles collected on the nanofiber media, this media is ideal for application to ...

  • 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

  • Molybdenum(VI) removal by using constructed wetlands with different filter media and plants

    The efficacy and capacity of vertical-flow wetland filters on molybdenum (Mo) removal from wastewater was examined, employing reed (Phragmites australis) and cattail (Typha latifolia) as well as different adsorption granular media. Humus, cinder, modified cinder, as well as pyrite were used as filter media. A synthetic effluent with different concentrations of Mo(VI) at ...


    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.

  • Practical Applications of Static Low Density Media Filters for Use in the Treatment of Domestic Wastewater

    ABSTRACTIn the treatment of domestic wastewater, both biological and physical contaminant removal mechanisms must occur to facilitate compliance with NPDES permit discharge requirements. Static low density media (SLDM) filters can be used to perform both of these duties allowing for the consolidation of various unit operations into one component. Previous studies have shown that both organic and ...

  • 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 ...

  • Straining of colloidal particles in saturated porous media

    Straining may influence the mobility of colloid-sized particles within groundwater aquifers as well as within granular filters that are used in wastewater treatment. We conducted column transport experiments using latex microspheres as the colloids and quartz sand as the porous medium to investigate the response of colloid straining to changes in colloid diameter (dp) and sand grain diameter ...


    By RNAS Remediation Products

  • Removing Solids with Automatic Self-Cleaning Filters

    Introduction The “art” of filtration utilizes many methods for separating solid particles from fluids. There is often no right or wrong method. Water quality and customer requirements usually determine the “best” method for each unique situation. Ridged screens, pleated cartridges, string wound cartridges, melt blown cartridges, woven fabrics, non woven fabrics, sintered metals, granular ...

  • The Next-Generation Water Filter for the Oil and Gas Industry

    Many segments of the oil and gas production industry need improvements in water filtration over traditional methods. This is true because of the trend toward oil and gas production in tighter, less permeable reservoirs and the greater use of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) techniques, many of which involve injecting water into the oil reservoir. To protect the integrity of such reservoirs, the amount ...


    By Eco-Tec Inc.

  • Smoke Factory Chooses Automatic Self Cleaning Filter for Efficient and Effective Chiller Protection

    BACKGROUND Cooling towers dissipate both ambient and process heat in most large manufacturing facilities.  These structures facilitate the transfer of unwanted energy (heat) from a transport liquid (usually water) to the atmosphere.  Problems with efficient heat transfer, equipment protection and pathological risks to employees can most often be traced back to an issue with suspended ...


    By Orival, Inc.

  • 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

  • HS-200 Used in natural gas production

    A unique and proven wastewater treatment system is being used at several natural gas compressor stations. Oil leakage and spills when servicing compressors together with maintenance wash-down water, are being satisfactorily treated with oil removal systems. The systems usually consist of a wastewater holding tank with an oil drain off valve, a coalescing oil/water separator ...


    By Hydrosil International

  • Fundamentals and Advantages of Screen Filtration

    The “art” of filtration utilizes many methods for separating solid particles from fluids. There is often no right or wrong method. Water quality and customer requirements usually determine the “best” method for each unique situation. Ridged screens, pleated cartridges, string wound cartridges, melt blown cartridges, woven fabrics, non woven fabrics, sintered metals, granular media, frizzy balls ...

  • Chlorine removal with KDF 55 - Case Study

    KDF 55 Process Medium Helps with Removing Chlorine in a Municipal Water Treatment Facility A Los Angeles-based maker of fashion jeans uses KDF media instead of chemicals for removing chlorine when treating municipal water in their stone-washing process. High-purity copper-zinc redox water filter media consistently provides 99% of free chlorine removal from water by ...


    By KDF Fluid Treatment, Inc.

  • Investigation of options to remove the fat based deposits in the anaerobic digestion facility

    1.0 Introduction The effluent from Greencore is treated by a hybrid AD facility which incorporates UASB granular sludge bed and fixed film media technology. The plant is not designed to treat fats, oils and greases and the presence of fats, oils and grease (FOG) has two detrimental effects on plant performance, namely; FOG’s coat the UASB sludge granules causing then to ...


    By EcoJump LLC

  • 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

  • Biodosimetry of a full-scale uv disinfection system to achieve regulatory approval for wastewater reuse

    In order to respond to the stringent disinfection requirements for reclaimed wastewater in the United States, Ozonia North America (ONA) undertook a bioassay validation study of a lowpressure nvery high-output (LPVHO) ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system. The disinfection performance of this process technology was verified via biodosimetry in accordance with the Ultraviolet Disinfection ...

  • Superfund site - creosote removal

    Project Profile:US EPA Groundwater Remediation of Creosote Oil DATA: End User: US EPA, Army Corps of Engineers, Superfund site program Location: Bainbridge Island, WA Commissioned: Spring, 2005 Units: (1) FDB-7P Hydromation Deep Bed, Filter (HDBF) Flow Rate: 70 ...


    By Filtra Systems

  • Davyhulme WwTW - Biostyr BAFF - United Kingdom

    United Utilities 180 week - Programme 32,000 m3/hr The Client United Utilities are the 2nd largest water company in England / Wales. They are responsible for an area in the north west of the UK, which includes major cities such as Manchester and Liverpool. The Client's Needs Davyhulme is ...


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