Groundwater Filter Articles

  • Industrial wastewater treatment for FLATSCHER in Unken, Austria - Case Study

    Unlocking a hidden opportunity With no wastewater treatment system in place, FLATSCHER ERDBAU & SCHOTTERWERK Ges.m.b.H faced a number of challenges that were threatening the company’s business. The challenge: Reuse wastewater and boost operating margins A nearly full disposal pond, with slurry too fluid ...

  • Mixed electron donor autotrophic denitrification processes for groundwater treatment by immobilized biological filters

    An immobilized biological filter (IBF) using Fe(II) and Mn(II) as mixed electron donors was evaluated for nitrate removal in groundwater. Results of the single factor experiments of strain SZ28 under the conditions of electron donor:electron acceptor ratio (1:2, 1.45:1, 3:1), Fe(II):Mn(II) ratio (1:9, 3:7, 5:5) demonstrated that the highest nitrate removal ratio was 100%, 49.6% (Mn(II)) and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Modeling of temporal groundwater level variations based on a Kalman filter adaptation algorithm with exogenous inputs

    Reliable temporal modelling of groundwater level is significant for efficient water resources management in hydrological basins and for the prevention of possible desertification effects. In this work we propose a stochastic method of temporal monitoring and prediction that can incorporate auxiliary information. More specifically, we model the temporal (mean annual and biannual) variation of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Identification of groundwater pollution sources based on a modified plume comparison method

    The identification of groundwater contaminant sources is a primary step in designing and implementing a remediation strategy. The work presented here was undertaken to develop an efficient strategy that addresses the unknown multiple contaminant sources problem, and that could identify the number, location and magnitude of the groundwater contaminant sources and select optimal sampling ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Iron and manganese removal from groundwater by filtration through a chalcedonite bed

    The aim of this research was to determine the effectiveness of iron and manganese removal from groundwater using chalcedonite sand as a filter bed in rapid filtration. The experiment was conducted at a pilot plant. At the first stage of research, chalcedonite and silica sand were compared. The ripening time for manganese removal of chalcedonite was 27 days while silica sand was ripened within 57 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • PT150 hits the Riga Airport case study

    Riga International Airport is the largest airport in the Baltic States. RIX Airport acts as a hub for AirBaltic and is part of the network of a number of the largest airlines in the world. To ensure that the airport maintains it function of international access point for the Baltic states, the national Ministry of Transport has entered into an agreement to implement a development project with the ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • 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

  • Biological active groundwater filters: exploiting natural diversity

    In the Netherlands, biological trickling filters without chemical pre-oxidation are generally applied to treat anaerobic groundwater, containing methane, iron, ammonium and manganese. Previous research showed that all compounds can be removed in one filter step and that not only the ammonia oxidation (by nitrification), but also the iron oxidation is often a biological process, despite oxygen ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effectiveness of oxidative filter materials for manganese removal from groundwater

    The experiments reported in this paper were conducted at a pilot plant consisting of filtration columns filled with oxidative filter materials. The installation was supplied with water containing manganese in concentrations ranging from 0.2 to 1.4 mg/L. The aim of the experiments was to determine the effectiveness of manganese removal on the three filter media as a function of their internal ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Client: Panduit Corporation

    Project: Rooftop rainwater to flush toilets. Panduit is a leading, world class developer and provider of innovative networking and electrical solutions. The company planned a 280,000 square foot new world headquarters building in Tinley Park, IL. (2008-2009) Challenge: To realize energy savings and to provide a healthy workplace and planet, the company wanted to achieve ...

  • Occurrence of norovirus and other enteric viruses in untreated groundwaters of Korea

    A total of 39 water samples from 23 different groundwater wells in Korea were collected and analyzed in order to monitor the occurrence of norovirus (NoV) and other indicator microbes as the first part of a national survey of groundwater. More than 500 L of untreated groundwater were filtered through 1MDS filters. Following elution and concentration by organic flocculation, PCR and sequence ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evaluation of electropositive filtration for recovering norovirus in water

    The virus adsorption-elution (VIRADEL) technique has been widely used in the recovery of various enteric viruses in water, and an electropositive filter such as 1 MDS has been commonly applied. However, effective methods of monitoring waterborne norovirus (NoV) have not yet been well characterized and optimized. Hence, in this study, the VIRADEL technique was evaluated and optimized for ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Child-education program for the reduction of health risks due to fluoride in water sources in the Chiang Mai Basin, Thailand

    Groundwater is the major source of drinking water in Lamphun Province in the Chiang Mai Basin, Thailand. However, groundwater contains high fluoride up to 16 mg F/L, which has caused dental and skeletal fluorosis. Although Thai Government installed RO membrane plants for the removal of fluoride from groundwater; and delivers RO-filtered bottled water that contains less fluoride than the Thai ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Mather AFB demonstration of hydrasleeve no-purge samplers

    MWHS Americas, Inc. (MWH) was contracted by Dolver Company, Inc. to perform a Point Source Bailer Demonstration at Mather Air Force Base (Mather). This demonstration was initiated to evaluate no-purge technology and indicate the feasibility of using the HydraSleeve no-purge samplers as an alternative groundwater sampling method. On June 18, 2002, eight HydraSleeve point source bailers were ...


    By EON Products Inc.

  • Secondary removal of chlorophenolic contaminants in water

    In this study, several factors important for the design of a water supply treatment system for the removal of trace amounts of organic contaminants by microorganisms in a fixed-film were assessed. This entailed evaluating the effect of seeding with adapted microorganisms on the acclimation time, determining what depth of support material was required for removal of contaminants and observing the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A Lakeside Community Tackles a WWTF Upgrade

    Blodgett Landing, a community of about 145 homes on the shores of Lake Sunapee in Newbury, New Hampshire, operates a 50,000-gpd wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) that is unable to meet current groundwater discharge standards with the existing Imhoff tank and sand filters/rapid infiltration basins (RIBs). A pilot project was begun in 2001 to reduce nitrate loadings to the groundwater. Effluent ...

  • AMIAD’s Filtomat Microfiber for RO Pre-Treatment

    In this feature article, we outline the effectiveness of Amiad Filtomat Microfiber automatic self cleaning filter technology when used in reverse osmosis (RO) pretreatment for the production of potable water. The Filtomat provides effective prefiltration of various water sources prior to RO. We examine how the pre-filtration technology operates and how it can be integrated into a RO system. We ...

  • Serological responses to Cryptosporidium antigens among women using riverbank-filtered water, conventionally filtered surface water and groundwater in Hungary

    ABSTRACTWe compared serological responses to Cryptosporidium parvum antigens using surplus sera from females undergoing routine screening for pregnancy from three counties in Hungary where bank-filtered surface water, conventionally filtered and disinfected surface water, and groundwater from either a karst or confined aquifer are commonly used for drinking water. The primary purpose was to ...


    By IWA Publishing

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