Project #4559

Simultaneous Removal of Multiple Chemical Contaminants Using Biofiltration

Principal Investigator
Research Manager
Dr. Kenan Ozekin
Southern Nevada Water Authority


The objective of this research is to assist water utilities in achieving maximum simultaneous removal of multiple chemical contaminants using biofiltration without compromising the existing objectives of the filtration process. A biofiltration multi-contaminant removal guidance manual was developed, along with a companion Multi-Contaminant Removal Matrix that provides a snapshot of anticipated multi-contaminant removal ranges given various sets of operating and design conditions. Published in 2018.

In addition to being included in the report, the Multi-Contaminant Removal Matrix and Appendix A are posted below, under Project Papers.

An article focused on this project was published in the journal Chemosphere.