Application of Multi-Medium Filtration for Water Preparation

  • S. Maric
  • N. Drndarski
  • N. Jovanovic
  • S. Hristoskova
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 42)


Within a wider study of possible applications of some natural materials as filtration media, some physico-chemical properties of anthracite and quartz sand were investigated. The applicability of these materials was tested in the process of separation of suspended particles from kaoline suspensions (model system). They were examined under conditions of the single– and dual–medium open, fast, gravitational filtration. It was found that separation of suspended particles by filtration was almost complete. A significant increase was found in the active filtration period, as compared to classical sand filters.


Suspended Particle Textural Property Quartz Sand Head Loss Floc Size 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Maric
    • 1
  • N. Drndarski
    • 2
  • N. Jovanovic
    • 3
  • S. Hristoskova
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of ChemistryFaculty of ScienceNovi SadYugoslavia
  2. 2.The Boris Kidric Institute of Nuclear Sciences VincaBelgradeYugoslavia
  3. 3.Institute for Catalysis and Chemical EngineeringIHTMBelgradeYugoslavia
  4. 4.PlovdivNRB

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