Gravity Filtration

  • J. Paul Chen
  • Shoou-Yuh Chang
  • Jerry Y. C. Huang
  • E. Robert Bauman
  • Yung-Tse Hung
Part of the Handbook of Environmental Engineering book series (HEE, volume 3)


The purpose of filtration is to remove the particulates suspended in water by passing the water through a layer of porous material. Larger particulates are retained by straining and sedimentation, while colloidal matter is retained by adsorption, or coagulation and sedimentation. Biological interactions occur only when the water passes very slowly through the porous mass.


Filter Medium Granular Activate Carbon Filter Design Head Loss Water Work 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Paul Chen
    • 1
  • Shoou-Yuh Chang
    • 2
  • Jerry Y. C. Huang
    • 3
  • E. Robert Bauman
    • 4
  • Yung-Tse Hung
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Chemical and Biomolecular EngineeringNational University of SingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringNorth Carolina A&T State UniversityGreensboro
  3. 3.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeMilwaukee
  4. 4.Department of Civil EngineeringIowa State University of Science and TechnologyAmes
  5. 5.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringCleveland State UniversityCleveland

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