Chapter

Biosolids Treatment Processes

Volume 6 of the series Handbook of Environmental Engineering pp 495-518

Vacuum Filtration

  • Nazih K. ShammasAffiliated withLenox Institute of Water TechnologyKrofta Engineering Corporation
  • , Lawrence K. WangAffiliated withLenox Institute of Water TechnologyKrofta Engineering CorporationZorex Corporation

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Abstract

Filtration can be defined as the removal of solids from a liquid stream by passing the stream through a porous medium, which retains the solids. Figure 1 shows a flow diagram of a filtration system (1).