slow sand filter


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slow sand filter

[′slō ′sand ‚fil·tər]
(civil engineering)
A bed of fine sand 20-48 inches (151-122 centimeters) deep through which water, being made suitable for human consumption and other purposes, is passed at a fairly low rate, 2,500,000 to 10,000,000 gallons per acre (23,000 to 94,000 cubic meters per hectare); an underdrain system of graded gravel and perforated pipes carries the water from the filters to the point of discharge.
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As mentioned before because of both the biologic schmutzdecke on the surface and the significant detention time through the media, slow sand filters may remove over 25 percent BOD without the use of GAC.
The BAC function may be added to or integrated into any of the three baseline filter trains for rapid sand filters, slow sand filters, or diatomaceous earth filters.
As the water flows through the slow sand filter beds, it is collected by a slotted PVC underdrain system supported on a gravel bed.
One of the more labor intensive maintenance activities in operating a slow sand filter is scraping of the filters to remove the schmutzdecke (biological layer that provides the treatment).
Filtration of particles in a slow sand filter is accomplished primarily by the top few centimeters of sand and a "schmutzdecke" (literally, "dirty skin"), a gelatinous mat of bacteria, fungi, and algae that forms on top of the sand.
Tenders are invited for Renovation of Innovative scheme by Construction of weir, slow sand filter tank etc.
of NRDWP/RWS Schemes under DWS Division, Ambassa during the year 2017-18/SH: Renovation of Innovative scheme by Construction of weir, slow sand filter tank, clear water resevoir, in/c.
The complete purification process typically includes physical processes such as filtration, sedimentation, and distillation, biological processes such as slow sand filters or biologically active carbon, chemical processes such as flocculation and chlorination and the use of electromagnetic radiation such as ultraviolet light.
The water is then treated using CoCoDAFF and passes through post-ozone and granular activated carbon (GAC) contactors, as well as slow sand filters before arriving at the disinfection stage, where sodium hypochlorite is introduced to contact tanks in doses using 520 series Watson-Marlow pumps.
Water filtration practices; including slow sand filters and precoat filtration.
Despite low filtration rates and long empty-bed contact times (EBCTs), conventional slow sand filters have achieved limited removals of organic precursor material, with dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and trihalomethane formation potential (THMFP) reductions averaging less than 15 to 25 percent.