AWWA Webcast: Biofiltration – A Low Cost Solution to High-Quality Water

Date: Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Location: GB217


Virtually all treatment plants that do not disinfect prior to filtration are employing biofiltration.  Optimizing this process can give enhanced treatment results.  This webcast describes methods to take advantage of biofiltration to improve water quality and reduce treatment costs.  Examples of treatment plants employing biofiltration illustrate the benefits from this effective treatment process.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the characteristics of biofiltration and the factors that influence process performance.
  • Identify specific methods that can enhance hydraulics and contaminant removal.
  • Discuss the operation of a membrane softening process that is coupled with biofiltration to gain the advantages of both