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backwash

1. a sucking movement of water, such as that of retreating waves
2. water washed backwards by the motion of oars or other propelling devices
3. the backward flow of air set up by an aircraft's engines

backwash

[′bak‚wäsh]
(chemical engineering)
In an ion-exchange resin system, an upward flow of water through a resin bed that cleans and reclassifies the resin particles after exhaustion.
(oceanography)
Water or waves thrown back by an obstruction such as a ship or breakwater.
The seaward return of water after a rush of waves onto the beach foreshore.
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The study was carried out in an experimental module (Figure 1A) composed of three new sand filters (FA07-Hidrosolo[R]) (Figure 1B) mounted in parallel (F1, F2 and F3) and connected to a fourth filter (FR), used to filter the water for the individual cleaning (backwash) of the evaluated filters.
Performance of a surface flow constructed wetland system used to treat secondary effluent and filter backwash water.
The risk for disease transmission is difficult to ascertain because most studies, including this one, have not measured viability of the parasites recovered from water or filter backwash. However, intact Cryptosporidium oocysts observed following hyperchlorination to inactivate the parasite are commonly noninfectious (M.J.
The regeneration process should consist of an initial backwash step (about 6 gpm per square foot of cross section bed area), followed by brine introduction, slow rinse and fast rinse.
The recommended relay point is 75% of the initial flow rate and the backwash is achieved by a collection of automatic valves opening and shutting to reverse the flow direction.
If the backwash seals look fine and you're still positive there is a leak, take the cover off the skimmer.
Each filter can be programmed to backwash at a preset pressure differential or also a preset timer.
The AFR changes all that; a rotary actuated assembly revolves to backwash a single element while the other elements remain on line.
If you've been pulled a short distance back out to sea after floating on a wave, you've felt the pull of that backwash. Backwash can yank you back with nearly as much force as the wave had when it first slammed onto the beach.
Not every shape orients and slides stably in backwash. For example, a bivalve, the cross-hatched lucine Divaricella quadrisculata, stands on edge and rolls like a wheel (pers.
In 1994 these towns should experience a backwash of tenants willing to make deals because they are unable to find space in the tight northern Route 287 and 78 area.