Removal of MTBE from drinking water in biological active sand filters.

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Description

MTBE can be removed from contaminated water in water works by a range of treatment methods.
Biological destruction of MTBE with MTBE as the primary substrate offers an attractive method of removing MTBE without the disadvantages, as known from several of the other MTBE-removing technologies. It is the purpose of the project to investigate the effect of operating conditions (filter velocities, backwashing, etc.)on the biological removal of MTBE in sand filters in conventional water works. A field study at Svendborg Water Works, Denmark, showed that MTBE could be removed from 10-65 ug/L to a few 5 ug/L.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/10/200231/12/2005

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