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Use of Anthracite in Gravity Filtration


Neha S. Baghele , JSPM's Imperial College of Engineering and Research, Wagholi, Pune.


Anthracite, suspended solids, dissolved solids, filtration, and drinking water


The various conditions of drinking water have great impacts on healthy life of people’s, especially in the developing countries where sources of safe drinking water are very limited. In this paper the operation of a dual media filter bed and single media filter was evaluated based on performance of filtering material for removing the fraction of solids, turbidity present in water. The dual media filter consists of sand, gravel and anthracite. Anthracite is one of the most efficient and economical filter media used in gravity filters. It is to be found that single media filter i.e. sand filtration is 54% and dual media filter i.e. anthracite with sand filtration is 78.12% respectively for removal of suspended solids.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I41077
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 4
Publication Date: 01/07/2016
Page(s): 1253-1255

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