Design Aspects of Lompoc Water Treatment Plant

by Charles H. Lawrance,


Serial Information: Journal of the Sanitary Engineering Division, 1964, Vol. 90, Issue 6, Pg. 81-116


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: Ground water with 750 mg per 1 total hardness and 1,300 mg per 1 total dissolved solids is being successfully softened and filtered at Lompoc, California's new municipal water treatment plant using the cold lime-soda process followed by recarbonation. An automatic diatomaceous earth filtration system using vacuum type diatomite filters is used instead of rapid sand filters.

Subject Headings: Water treatment plants | Hydraulic design | Sand filters | Municipal water | Dissolved solids | Water use | Hardness (material) | Groundwater | North America | California | United States

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