LOW PROFILE BAFFLES: A BETTER WAY TO CLEANER FILTERS
Sustained simultaneous air and water backwash has been used in granular media filters for many years to increase cleaning efficiency, reduce backwash ancillary components, simplify backwash operation and allow for a wider selection of media sizes. The objectives of the research described in this paper were to develop a lower profile baffle system to retain granular media during sustained simultaneous air and water backwash. A successful design was accomplished and has the same benefits as before while allowing a reduction in filter cell depth, savings in backwash waste water and reduced installation cost. Benefits apply to new construction along with retrofit applications.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 01 January 2000
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