Assessment of recycled glass and expanded clay in a dual media configuration for drinking water treatment

Anna Cescon, Jia-Qian Jiang, Mark Haffey, Graeme Moore, Kevin Callaghan

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the overall performance of different types of recycled glass media with the optimized coagulation conditions for drinking water treatment. Tests were performed using a laboratory-based filtration unit, with dual filter media configurations and synthetic raw water. The glass media showed comparable performance for both filtration and backwashing and avoided the breakthrough of particles in the effluent. Moreover, the promising performance of the glass media was a slow head loss development which should grant longer filtration runs, less backwashing requirement and thus possible clean water and energy savings. Finally, the optimized combination of filtration media and coagulation operations can lead to the best filtration performance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2455–2464
Number of pages10
JournalSeparation Science and Technology
Volume51
Issue number14
Early online date18 Jul 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sep 2016

Keywords

  • recycled glass
  • drinking water treatment
  • expanded clay

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