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Holistic Look at Optimizing Biofilters and the Water Treatment Process

Holistic Look at Optimizing Biofilters and the Water Treatment Process

Nyfennegger, Jennifer, Jess Brown, Kara Scheitlin, and Chance Lauderdale
Published In: 
Florida Water Resources Journal,  
November 2014
Biofiltration for drinking water applications can offer many advantages with respect to operation of water quality. Biofilters are commonly used for particulate removal, but can also simultaneously remove multiple organic and inorganic compounds. However, even with the numerous benefits, drinking water biofilters can be prone to operational challenges. This article discusses these limitations and presents biofiltration control tools for preventing or overcoming these limitations. Pilot results from the optimization of Engineered Biofiltration strategies are discussed, as well as opportunities for the holistic optimization of the water treatment process.
Nyfennegger, J., J. Brown, K. Scheitlin, C. Lauderdale. 2014. "Holistic Look at Optimizing Biofiltration and the Water Treatment Process." Florida Water Resources Journal, Vol. 66, November 2014, Number 11, pp. 4-8.