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 Volume 4, Issue 11 (November 2017), Pages: 133-137


 Technical Note

 Title: Pretreatment of drinking water from the low power surface water sources

 Author(s): Zhanna M. Govorova 1, *, Alexander P. Svintsov 2, Makhmud Kharun 2


 1Department of Water Supply, Moscow State University of Civil Engineering, Moscow, Russia
 2Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, RUDN University, Moscow, Russia

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In our research, we studied the specificity of formation of the water quality in water sources with a limited debit in the lake Staroe, located in the southern part of the West Siberian Plain, and in the river Malaya Karla, located in the Republic of Kazan in Russia. We carried out a study of the efficacy of detention of phytoplankton, contained in the initial raw water on a floating filter with expanded polystyrene (EPS) bed. We developed three technological models, which provide the removal of algae by using a floating filter with further coagulation of the remaining suspended substances for processing of the raw water from the low power surface sources. The application of the proposed water pretreatment technologies from the low power sources can significantly reduce the problem of the drinking water supply to the small populated areas in different climatic conditions. 

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 Keywords: Phytoplankton, Prefilter with floating bed, Oxidizing agents, Coagulation, Technological model

 Article History: Received 3 March 2017, Received in revised form 25 September 2017, Accepted 28 September 2017

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 Govorova ZM, Svintsov AP, and Kharun M (2017). Pretreatment of drinking water from the low power surface water sources. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 4(11): 133-137

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