By Rolf Gimbel, Nigel J. D. Graham, M. Robin Collins

Overview on various biofiltration platforms from reports carried out worldwide. The booklet presents a point of view at the actual, chemical, organic, and operational elements affecting the functionality of gradual sand filtration (SSF), riverbank filtration (RBF), soil-aquifer remedy (SAT), and organic activated carbon (BAC) techniques. the most subject matters are: similar overviews of biofiltration systems; Read more...


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C. , 2006. Efficient, Simultaneous Destruction of Multiple Drinking Water Contaminants Using Biological Filtration. FLORIDA WATER RESOURCES JOURNAL. M. , 2006. Biofiltration of MIB and Geosmin under Varying Influent Conditions. AWWA-Water Quality and Technology Conference. Druzina, B. , 2007. Degradation study of selected organophosphorus insecticides in natural waters. International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, (87)15, 1079-1093. J. , 2000. Biodegradation of atrazine in sand sediments and in a sand-filter.

Water Science and Technology, (25)2, 269-276. , 1999. Efficacy of bank filtration for the removal of fragrance compounds and aromatic hydrocarbons. Water Science and Technology, (40)6, 123-128. , Lekkerkerker-Teunissen, K. , 2011. Occurrence and fate of bulk organic matter and pharmaceutically active compounds in managed aquifer recharge: A review. Water Research, (45)10, 3015-3033. , Heberer, T. , 2008. Behaviour and redox sensitivity of pharmaceutical residues during bank filtration - Investigation of residues of phenazone-type analgesics.

S. Summers*, K. Shimabuku*,T. L. Zearley** *Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder CO 80309 -0428 **AAAS Science and Technology Fellow ABSTRACT Organic micropollutants are increasingly being detected in the world’s drinking water sources. The need exists for sustainable drinking water treatment options to remove these pollutants. The research studying biotechnologies, such as biological filtration and managed aquifer recharge is growing.

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