Gradation of Granular Media by Volume

by James C. Young, (M.ASCE),
John E. Wiskus,

Serial Information: Journal of the Environmental Engineering Division, 1979, Vol. 105, Issue 5, Pg. 1011-1014

Document Type: Journal Paper


Standard methods for determining the grain-sized distribution of media used in water and wastewater filters require measurements of the weight fraction of a media retained on each of a number of different size sieves. The purpose of this note is to describe this test procedure and to compare results to those obtained with conventional procedures.

Subject Headings: Granular materials | Grain (material) | Wastewater management | Filters

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