Riverbank Filtration: Improving Source-Water Quality

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For more than one hundred years, riverbank filtration (RBF) has been used to produce drinking water by inducing surface water to flow downward through sediment and into a pumping well. During this process, potential contaminants are filtered from the water, significantly improving water quality. Written by over thirty experts from the United States and Europe, this book explores three themes - the mechanics behind RBF, its ability to remove contaminants from surface water, and critical research needs. Individual ...

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Overview

For more than one hundred years, riverbank filtration (RBF) has been used to produce drinking water by inducing surface water to flow downward through sediment and into a pumping well. During this process, potential contaminants are filtered from the water, significantly improving water quality. Written by over thirty experts from the United States and Europe, this book explores three themes - the mechanics behind RBF, its ability to remove contaminants from surface water, and critical research needs. Individual chapter topics range from the occurrence and fate of pesticides, pharmaceuticals, and personal care products at RBFsites to using RBF as a pre-treatment for nanofiltration membranes. This book describes the current and state-of-the-art applications of RBF technology as currently practised in two continents. No other resource like it exists. Its purpose is to show that RBF is a low-cost and efficient alternative water treatment process for drinking-water applications.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402011337
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Series: Water Science and Technology Library Series, #43
  • Edition description: 2003
  • Pages: 366
  • Product dimensions: 6.52 (w) x 9.78 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Conceptual Design of Riverbank Filtration Systems 19
Ch. 2 American Experience in Installing Horizontal Collector Wells 29
Ch. 3 German Experience with Riverbank Filtration Systems 35
Ch. 4 Riverbank Filtration Construction Options Considered at Louisville, Kentucky 49
Ch. 5 Operation and Maintenance Considerations 61
Ch. 6 Removal of Pathogens, Surrogates, Indicators, and Toxins Using Riverbank Filtration 73
Ch. 7 Riverbank Filtration Case Study at Louisville, Kentucky 117
Ch. 8 Reduction in Disinfection Byproduct Precursors and Pathogens During Riverbank Filtration at Three Midwestern United States Drinking-Water Utilities 147
Ch. 9 Occurrence, Characteristics, Transport, and Fate of Pesticides, Pharmaceuticals, Industrial Products, and Personal Care Products at Riverbank Filtration Sites 175
Ch. 10 Effectiveness of Riverbank Filtration Sites to Mitigate Shock Loads 229
Ch. 11 Riverbank Filtration as a Pretreatment for Nanofiltration Membranes 261
Ch. 12 Water-Quality Improvements with Riverbank Filtration at Dusseldorf Waterworks in Germany 267
Ch. 13 Infiltration Rate Variability and Research Needs 281
Ch. 14 Siting and Design Issues for Riverbank Filtration Schemes 291
Ch. 15 Natural Organic Matter Removal During Riverbank Filtration: Current Knowledge and Research Needs 303
Ch. 16 Research Needs to Improve the Understanding of Riverbank Filtration for Pathogenic Microorganism Removal 311
Ch. 17 Organic Chemical Removal Issues 321
Conclusion 331
Glossary 335
Index 355
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