Biofilters

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Terms & Synonyms

Official WHO Definition

A biofilter is used for the treatment of wastewater by passing the wastewater through a bed of gravel, coarse sand or other solid surfaces (UNEP 2000). See attached growth system

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Interpretations and Explanations

Organic substances are removed by micro-organisms attached to the solids surfaces (UNEP 2000).

References

UNEP (2000) International source book on environmentally sound technologies for wastewater and stormwater management


WHO Lexicon page (translations and examples)


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