How about Reverse Filters

by Chesley J. Posey, (F.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1980, Vol. 50, Issue 4, Pg. 78-79

Document Type: Feature article


Reverse or inverted filters allow water to drain freely without carrying away suspended solids. Their pore size must be properly related to the fines being protected. Terzaghi's reverse filter criteria provide the most dependable guidance. Subjective judgement can be removed from the essential requirement that the filter material has neither excess or deficiency of any one size by a simple requirement relating to plot of the grain size data.

Subject Headings: Filters | Drainage | Turbidity | Solid mechanics | Pore size distribution | Distinguished engineers | Grain (material)

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