Modelling of the Fabrics Filtration to Remove the Turbidity from the Extracted Groundwater
Keywords:Fabric capillary action, filtration, turbidity removal, water treatment.
Fabrics filtration through capillary action is an effective tool for treating water at the site of use. It is applied in reducing the turbidity of the extracted groundwater to below the permissible limit in accordance with international standards, provided that the other parameters are met. The present study intends to evaluate the treated water quality after filtration using fabric capillary action in viewpoints of the turbidity removal and the filter run length using non-woven fabrics. In addition to deriving the design equation of the model and ensure its validity. The obtained results revealed that the optimum range of the filtration rate is between 5-10 m/d to guarantee that the filtered water turbidity to be consistent with the international standards of potable water. Furthermore, the filter unit was mathematically modelled to derive its design equation as well as estimating the filter run length by indicating values of the other parameters in the recommended range of the filtration rate.
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