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Main Title Contributions of Water Filtration to Improving Water Quality.
Author Logsdon, G. S. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/D-88/028;
Stock Number PB88-170063
Additional Subjects Fitration ; Water treatment ; Water quality ; Microorganism control(Water) ; Turbidity ; Typhoid ; Sand filters ; Coagulation ; Sedimentation ; Chlorination ; Bacteria ; Viruses ; Surface waters ; Potable water ; Drinking water
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-170063 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 47p
A variety of water quality improvements can be accomplished by properly operated filtration plants. These include reduction of turbidity, micro-organisms, asbestos fibers, color, trihalomethane precursors, and organics adsorbed to particulate matter. The focus of the paper is on the reduction of turbidity and microorganisms. Historical data on water treatment are reviewed, and typhoid fever death rates are compared for time periods before and after treatment. Generally water treatment improvements were followed by declines in the typhoid death rate. The paper also presents a review of microorganism removal research in the context of EPA's recently proposed Surface Water Treatment Rule. Properly operated water filtration processes can effectively remove microorganisms, and the Surface Water Treatment Rule can help attain better plant operation.