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Sand Filtration

Sand Filtration

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 6. SAND FILTRATION
 The simplicity of the sand filtrationprocess and its apparent effectiveness have caused wide-spread attention. Public water utilities inthe U.S. and Europe use the process and at leastone commercial manufacturer is marketingportable sand filtration units.Sand filtration is a flexible process, whichcan be undertaken in small containers or inindustrial facilities. Units which might bepractical for family use appear to require care indesign and operation to assure predictability of results. The biological "skin" which forms at the top of the sand filter layer is critical to theeffectiveness of the filtering process but also becomes an impediment to water flow after a periodof time. Removal of this skin layer is said to reduce the effectiveness of the filtering process untilthe biological processes regenerate. Additionally, researchers and developers report it is best to maintain a constant and steadflow of water through the filter, both to maintain the integrity of the biological filter layer and toassure the best possible water quality. This would seem a difficult task for small units, such as theone pictured above. For large tanks or multi-stage units, flow regulation could be more easily regulated through internal valves or design features.
 
 
Household sand filterCut away of drum sand filter withupward flowDrum sand filter with upwardspigot
 
 
PRODUCT ITEM/NAME PRODUCER or SPONSOR ORGANIZATION
SINGLE STAGE SANDFILTRATION
 International Water and Sanitation CentreP.O. Box 93190The Hague, The Netherlands
PHONE
: 31-(0)70-33 141 33
FAX
: (0)70-38 140 34Environmental Health Project1611 N. Kent St, Suite 300Arlington, VA 22209-2111
PHONE
: 703-247-8730
FAX
: 703-243-9004
EMAIL
: ehp@access.digex.comFEATURES OPERATION- Simple construction and materials. A variety ofcontainers can be adapted.- Said to work best when constant water levelsare maintained in tank and small withdrawalsmade on routine basis..
DIMENSIONS
RATED
OPERATINGESTIMATEDMODEL NUMBER
LENGTH WIDTH HEIGHT WEIGHT CAPACITY
LIFE COST
 INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS
- Top layer of sand must be removed when waterflow slows.
 

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