MEMBRANE TREATMENT FOR WATER PLANT RESIDUALS HANDLING AND WATER RECLAMATION

Authors: Shealy, Clint E.; Yandle, Fred L.; Rutland, Henry G.

Source: Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation, WEF/AWWA/CWEA Joint Residuals and Biosolids Management 2001 , pp. 321-328(8)

Publisher: Water Environment Federation

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Abstract:

Increasingly stringent regulatory standards for turbidity and particulate removal are forcing water utilities to seek innovative solutions. The Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule will lower turbidity limits for conventional surface water treatment plants. This could result in a need for more frequent filter backwashes and longer filter to waste cycles to enhance filter ripening. The additional wastewater generated will lead to an increased flow to traditional residuals handling processes. Pending regulations concerning the recycle of filter backwash water could also require upgrades to these conventional methods.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/193864701784993362

Publication date: January 1, 2001

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