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Reduction of waterborne microorganisms in treated domestic wastewater for reuse in agriculture: Comparison between floating media filter and sand filter
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  • Journal title : Environmental Engineering Research
  • Volume 20, Issue 4,  2015, pp.403-409
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Environmental Engineering
  • DOI : 10.4491/eer.2015.091
 Title & Authors
Reduction of waterborne microorganisms in treated domestic wastewater for reuse in agriculture: Comparison between floating media filter and sand filter
Semsayun, Chalanda; Chiemchaisri, Wilai; Chiemchaisri, Chart; Patchanee, Nopparat;
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 Abstract
This study aims to investigate the use of a floating media filter (FMF) to eliminate waterborne microorganism in treated domestic wastewater for reuse in agriculture. A conventional sand filter (SF) was used concurrently to compare treated water quality. The total/fecal coliforms and somatic coliphage were employed as fecal indicators. The result showed that the FMF was fed with 3 times higher infiltration rate () than that in the SF (), in which both filters gave similar coliform removal at 6 hours operation. The somatic coliphage elimination tended to increase with operational time for the FMF while that of the SF showed decreasing trend. When a 24 hour continuous operation was applied for the FMF, it showed better removal of somatic coliphage (78%), fecal coliforms (60%) and total coliforms (56%) than that of 6 hour operation. In conclusion, the FMF gave better performance than the SF did by producing a good quality of treated water for agriculture in terms of waterborne microorganisms including turbidity and suspended solids.
 Keywords
Agriculture;Domestic wastewater;Floating media filter;Filtration;Microorganisms;Water reuse;
 Language
English
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