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Hydraulics of Commercial Sand Media Filter Tanks used for Agricultural Drip Irrigation


 

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ITRC Report No.

R 10-001

 
 

Length

41 pages

 
  Sponsor California Energy Commission  
 

Full Reference

Burt, C.M.  2010.  Hydraulics of Commercial Sand Media Filter Tanks used for Agricultural Drip Irrigation.  Irrigation Training & Research Center, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, USA.

 

 

 

Summary

 

Sand media filters are commonly used in agricultural drip irrigation systems. They have the advantages of simplicity and large capacities, and are favored by many farmers and designers over other filtration hardware.  The primary justification for the research described in this report was to determine if it is possible and reasonable to use lower-than-accepted backflush pressures and thereby reduce the total pressure requirement for drip systems.

 

 

 


 

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