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ITRC Paper No. P 16-001.  Charles M. Burt

Managing Drip Filter Backflush Water

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This paper discusses the principles of backflushing different types of filters, as well as pressure and flow requirements for proper backflushing of various filters. Additionally, it discusses options for what to do with the backflush water. A prototype ITRC design for cleaning and recycling backflush water is presented.


Burt, C.M. 2016. Managing Drip Filter Backflush Water. Presented at 2016 Irrigation Show, Las Vegas, Nevada, December 6-7. 6 pp.

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