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filter bed

n.
A layer of sand or gravel on the bottom of a reservoir or tank, used to filter water or sewage.

filter bed

n
1. (Civil Engineering) a layer of sand or gravel in a tank or reservoir through which a liquid is passed so as to purify it. Compare bacteria bed
2. (Chemistry) any layer of material through which a liquid is passed so as to filter it

fil′ter bed`


n.
a pond or tank having a false bottom covered with sand and serving to filter river or pond waters.
[1870–75]
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Noun1.filter bed - filter consisting of a layer of sand or gravel for filtering water
filter - device that removes something from whatever passes through it
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High raw water turbidity (greater than 10 ntu - nephelometric turbidity unit) will create problems for rapid-sand filters as well, by frequently clogging the filter beds and producing turbid water, if filter beds are not frequently cleaned and they never will, considering the attitude of Hyderabad's civic authorities.
In this context, this study aimed to evaluate the methodology of sampling of sand from contaminated filter beds in pressurized sand filters used in irrigation, with possibility of application in the evaluation of performance in backwash processes.
Consists of two filter beds of carbon molecular sieve.
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