rapid sand filter


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rapid sand filter

[′rap·əd ′sand ‚fil·tər]
(civil engineering)
A system for purifying water, which is forced through layers of sand and gravel under pressure.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The methods include simple sedimentation in rural water supply schemes, slow sand filter plants installed at over a dozen places, rapid sand filter plants in a few districts, an ultrafiltration plant in Nawabshah and reverse osmosis plants.
"Improvement of Performance of Rapid Sand Filter using Coconut Shell as Capping Media "International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) 3: 6.
This value falls within the range of slow sand filter (2.9 to 7.6 [m.sup.3]/d) and rapid sand filter (120 to 235 [m.sup.3]/d) as mentioned by [13].
A rapid sand filter system developed by a researcher at the University of North Carolina (UNC) is efficient, inexpensive and low-tech.
The system consists of a gravity-fed settling tank, rapid sand filter, and a solar-powered ultraviolet sanitation light.
The rapid sand filter is a 400-plus-seat terraced amphitheater with a covered stage, dance plaza, actor's wing and storage area that will be available for use by community groups.
The greensand filter is similar to the conventional rapid sand filter in both piping and media arrangement.
A conventional rapid sand filter consists of a bed of sand about 24 to 30 in.

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