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Main Title Evaluation of a Pulsed-bed Filter for Filtration of Municipal Primary Effluent.
Author Brown, D. S. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/J-87/013;
Stock Number PB87-185435
Additional Subjects Filters ; Sand filtration ; Sewage treatment ; Performance evaluation ; Detergents ; Turbidity ; Removal ; Losses ; Reliability ; Sampling ; Reprints ; Pulsed bed filters ; Chemical oxygen demand ; Total suspended solids
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-185435 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 9p
The study evaluated a Pulsed-Bed Filter (PBF) for filtration of municipal primary effluent (TSS equals 160 mg/l, COD = 390 mg/l). Five operating parameters were varied to note the effect on performance: the number of air pulses between backwashes; the time between each air pulse; the concentration of detergent used to clean the filter sand; the frequency of cleaning; and the surface loading rate. Six parameters were used to measure performance: TSS, COD, and turbidity percent removals; the length of a filter run; the ratio of filtrate water pumped for air pulsing and backwashing to total influent flow; and the ratio of filtrate water wasted to total influent flow. Operational problems were also noted during the evaluation.