Water Filter Media Articles

  • [Technical Paper] Biomass Evolution in Full-Scale Drinking Water Filters

    After nearly two-years of work, we could advance our understanding of ATP measurement in drinking water biofilters. I will describe some of the background and key results from the study below – more information is provided in the Journal AWWA December 2016 article. Background of the ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • Understanding the 3 Types of Arsenic Removal Used for Wastewater

    With the onset of the Industrial Revolution and the development of internal combustion engines and new manufacturing technologies, fresh water became an essential raw material not only for production, but for cooling purposes in manufacturing processes. However, when fresh water is used in an industrial process, it creates industrial wastewater composed of a variety of chemicals and other raw ...

  • Case study - Filtralite Fredrikstad

    When renovating the filters the waterworks was interested in testing alternative filter media and replaced the anthracite layer in one of the filters with Filtralite® media for evaluation. Filtralite® is a filter media made of expanded clay and delivered by Saint-Gobain (Weber). In March 2002 Filtralite® media was installed on top of the existing sand in one out of totally 8 filters. ...

  • Case study - Hong Kong

    To meet the forecasted increases in demand for potable water, the new Tai Po Water Treatment Works has been built in Hong Kong. The plant has a production capacity of 1200 Ml/day This solution strongly reduced the chlorine demand for the plant compared to the alternative execution with break point chlorina The water treatment works takes water from the river Dongjiang in the Guangdong ...

  • Chemical and microstructural analyses for heavy metals removal from water media by ceramic membrane filtration

    This study aims to investigate the ability of low cost ceramic membrane filtration in removing three common heavy metals namely; Pb2+, Cu2+, and Cd2+ from water media. The work includes manufacturing ceramic membranes with dimensions of 15 by 15 cm and 2 cm thickness. The membranes were made from low cost materials of local clay mixed with different sawdust percentages of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Low-temperature effects on the removal of soluble manganese in MnOx(s)-coated media systems

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of low-temperature conditions in potentially impacting soluble Mn2+ removal in MnOx(s)-coated media systems. The study involved an extensive examination of water quality and process data for a 10-year period (2005–2014) from the Harwood's Mill Water Treatment Plant in Newport News, VA. Additionally, laboratory-scale shallow depth ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Toxicity and biofilm-based selection for methyl tert-butyl ether bioremediation technology

    Extractive membrane biofilm reactor (EMBFR) technology offers productive solutions for volatile and semi-volatile compound removal from water bodies. In this study, the bacterial strains Paenibacillus etheri SH7T (CECT 8558), Agrobacterium sp. MS2 (CECT 8557) and Rhodococcus ruber strains A5 (CECT 8556), EE6 (CECT 8612) and EE1 (CECT 8555), ...


    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

  • Evaluation of volcanic pumice stone as media in fixed bed sequence batch reactor for atrazine removal from aquatic environments

    Atrazine (2-chloro-4-ethylamino-6-isopropylamino-1,3,5-triazine) is a component of S-triazine. Its characteristics make it a pollutant of ecosystems and a probable human carcinogen. The present study evaluated volcanic pumice stone as a suitable media for biological growth and biofilm development in a fixed-bed sequencing batch reactor (FBSBR) for atrazine removal from aquatic environments. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Predicting the performance of multi-media filters using artificial neural networks

    The impact of flow rate and turbidity on the performance of multi-media filtration has been studied using an artificial neural network (ANN) based model. The ANN model was developed and tested based on experimental data collected from a pilot scale multi-media filter system. Several ANN models were tested, and the best results with the lowest errors were achieved with two hidden layers and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Biofilm carriers / MBBR carrier media and their respective diffusion depth

    Within the biological wastewater treatment sector, it can increasingly be observed that biofilm carriers are applied in so-called Moving Bed Biofilm Reactors (MBBR). Thereby, the MBBR process is not only used to great success for the purification of domestic sewage but also in the sector of industrial wastewater and aquaculture systems. The availability of high-performance ...


    By Multi Umwelttechnologie AG

  • Antimicrobial Action of BiOn filtration media

    Bi-On is an air filtration media used in fruit and vegetable sold storage to eliminate harmful volatile compounds, especially ethylene, and sanitize the air. The filtration media is composed of potassium permanganate, its active ingredient, and natural clays. Potassium permanganate is a chemical compound which is widely known for its oxidizing and disinfectant properties. It is used in the ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Enhancement of photocatalytic degradation of furfural and acetophenone in water media using nano-TiO2-SiO2 deposited on cementitious materials

    In the present study, silicon dioxide (SiO2) nanoparticles were loaded to titanium dioxide (TiO2) nano-particles by sol-gel method to make a high porosity photocatalyst nano-hybrid. These photocatalysts were synthesized using titanium tetrachloride and tetraethyl orthosilicate as titanium and silicon sources, respectively, and characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) and scanning ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Coating techniques for glass beads as filter media for removal of manganese from water

    Dry as well as wet coating techniques were developed to coat glass beads as filter media to remove manganese from water. For dry coating, powdered manganese oxide ore was fixed on the media surface. Wet coating was achieved by depositing synthetic manganese oxides onto the bead surface. The media were characterized by electron microscopy as well as by testing the removal of Mn2+ in a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Filtration media: Shapes and manufacturing processes

    The shape of the filtration media and the production process directly affect the absorption capacity of the granulate and consequently the efficiency of filtration. Granules in the shape of a pellet (cylinder) do not facilitate such a high degree of compaction as spherical granules, so that the passage of the air flow becomes easier, ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Polarized-Media EACs are coming of Age

    Non-ionizing  polarized media is an IAQ technology finding broader market uses. It applies an active electric field to cap tore airborne particles, changing the way particles, behave in the air. In smaller residential equipment, this allows an electronic air cleaner (EAC) to operate efficiently within a space only 1 inch wide - the same sp-ace as a disposable filter. In larger commercial ...

  • Assessing the suitability of sediment-type bioelectrochemical systems for organic matter removal from municipal wastewater: a column study

    This study examines the use of bioelectrochemical systems (BES) as an alternative to rock filters for polishing wastewater stabilisation ponds (WSPs) effluent, which often contains soluble chemical oxygen demand (SCOD) and suspended solids mainly as algal biomass. A filter type sediment BES configuration with graphite granules (as the surrogate for rocks in a rock filter) was examined. Three ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Green walls for greywater treatment and recycling in dense urban areas: a case-study in Pune

    This paper describes a pilot installation of a green wall treating greywater from an office building in Pune, Maharashtra State (NaWaTech project). The pilot installation is located at the main entrance of the state agency responsible for water supply and sanitation. The experimental analysis is in two phases. First phase analysed the results from green walls filled only with LECA® ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • KDF 85 Process medium removes iron - Case Study

    KDF 85 Process Medium is an Effective Non-Chemical Water Treatment for Iron Removal and Other Heavy Metal Removal A Kalamazoo, Michigan producer of bottled drinking water uses KDF media as a non-chemical method of removing chlorine and sequestered iron from 7,500 gallons of municipal water daily, extending the operating life of downstream RO membranes by as much as 10 years. Redox media alloy ...


    By KDF Fluid Treatment, Inc.

  • 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.

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