Upgrading Water Filtration Plants

by Paul W. Prendiville, Sr. Vice Pres.; Camp Dresser & McKee, Inc., Boston, Mass.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1983, Vol. 53, Issue 10, Pg. 64-67

Document Type: Feature article


Adding or improving mixing, flocculation, and sedimentation devices, and changing filter media can significantly increase water filtration plant capacity. Water quality can often be improved by changing disinfection practices to control formation of trihalomethane, optimizing chemical coagulants and corrosion chemicals, adding or improving rapid mix and flocculation basins and equipment, and changing filter media.

Subject Headings: Filtration | Water quality | Flocculation | Filters | Soil mixing | Sediment | Water treatment plants | Quality control

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