Particles, Pretreatment, and Performance in Water Filtration

by Charles R. O'Melia,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering

Abstract: Relationships among raw water quality, pretreatment facilities, and the design of packed bed filters are presented and applied. The particle size, particle concentration, particle surface characteristics, and solution chemistry in the raw water supply have important and predictable effects on filter design. An integrative approach to water treatment plant design, from raw water quality to filter bed performance, will facilitate process evaluation and has the potential for providing a basis for optimal plant design.

Subject Headings: Water quality | Water treatment plants | Building design | Filters | Particle size distribution | Water supply systems | Chemistry

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