Project #5043

Assessing the Impacts of Backwash Practice on Biofiltration Operation and Performance

$200,000
In Progress
Principal Investigator
Shih-Chi
Weng
Research Manager
Dr. Hyunyoung Jang
Contractor
Gwinnett County Water Resources
Reuse
Water Quality
Biofiltration
Treatment

Abstract

The goal of this project is to evaluate backwashing strategies specific to biological filtration for optimizing filter hydraulics and organics removal. This work will provide guidance to utilities on how disinfectants in backwash water impact bioactivity and subsequent performance to meet water quality and water production goals, as well as validate pilot testing data by implementing parallel backwashing practice trials at full-scale.