Water Science and Technology Library

Riverbank Filtration

Improving Source-Water Quality

Editors: Ray, C., Melin, G., Linsky, R.B. (Eds.)

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About this Textbook

Chittaranjan Ray, Ph. D. , P. E. University of Hawaii at Mãnoa Honolulu, Hawaii, United States Jürgen Schubert, M. Sc. Stadtwerke Düsseldorf AG Düsseldorf, Germany Ronald B. Linsky National Water Research Institute Fountain Valley, California, United States Gina Melin National Water Research Institute Fountain Valley, California, United States 1. What is Riverbank Filtration? The purpose ofthis book is to show that riverbank filtration (RBF) isa low-cost and efficient alternative water treatment for drinking-water applications. There are two immediate benefits to the increased use of RBF: Minimized need for adding chemicals like disinfectants and coagulants to surface water to control pathogens. Decreased costs to the community without increased risk to human health. Butwhat,exactly, isRBF? In humid regions, river water naturally percolates through the ground into aquifers (which are layers of sand and gravel that contain water underground) during high-flow conditions. In arid regions, most rivers lose flow, and the percolating water passes through soil and aquifer material until it reaches the water table. During these percolation processes, potential contaminants present in river water are filtered and attenuated. If there are no other contaminants present in the aquifer or ifthe respective contaminants are present at lower concentrations, the quality of water in the aquifer can be ofhigher quality than that found in theriver. In RBF, production wells — which are placed near the banks ofrivers —pump large quantities ofwater.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Ray, Chittaranjan (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Conceptual Design of Riverbank Filtration Systems

    Hunt, Henry (et al.)

    Pages 19-27

  • American Experience in Installing Horizontal Collector Wells

    Hunt, Henry

    Pages 29-34

  • German Experience with Riverbank Filtration Systems

    Schubert, Jürgen

    Pages 35-48

  • Riverbank Filtration Construction Options Considered at Louisville, Kentucky

    Hubbs, Stephen (et al.)

    Pages 49-59

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Riverbank Filtration
Book Subtitle
Improving Source-Water Quality
Editors
  • C. Ray
  • G. Melin
  • R.B. Linsky
Series Title
Water Science and Technology Library
Series Volume
43
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-48154-3
DOI
10.1007/0-306-48154-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1133-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1838-1
Series ISSN
0921-092X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 366
Topics