Bench Scale Filter Columns

Filter columnFilter columns were designed primarily for research involving a range of filtration issues including turbidity, particle and microorganism removal. They are also used extensively for biofiltration studies.

Some of the main features of this experimental set up include:

  • flow through design fed by dechlorinated tap water
  • ability to alter water quality by adding disinfectants, nutrients and particles
  • capability to change operating parameters such as flow rate or temperature
  • different backwashing options including air scour
  • investigations of up to 4 filters in parallel
  • use of inert materials such as glass and fluorocarbon tubing
  • sampling ports at selected filter depths