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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Slow Sand Filtration in the United States.
Author Logsdon, G. S. ; Fox, K. R. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Drinking Water Research Div.
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/D-88/176;
Stock Number PB88-238118
Additional Subjects Sand filtration ; Water treatment ; Potable water ; Water supply ; Public utilities ; Water services ; Bacteria ; Viruses ; Giardia ; Utilization ; Water pollution ; Slow sand filtration
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-238118 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 12/29/1988
Collation 29p
Interest in slow sand filtration has increased dramatically in the United States in the past ten years. Research conducted to evaluate removal of Giardia cysts and bacteria, showed that slow sand filtration is very effective in removal of these contaminants. Slow sand filters are much simpler and easier to operate than plants that employ coagulation. Thus they are very well suited for treatment of previously unfiltered surface waters and would be well suited for small utilities serving from 25 to 3,000 persons. The U.S. EPA estimates that about 1,000 slow sand filters may be built as a result of proposed EPA regulations on surface water treatment.