Presentation on theme: "Overview of Filter Optimization Workshop Activities"— Presentation transcript:
1 Overview of Filter Optimization Workshop Activities
2 After 3.5 hours of classroom instruction, participants will be provided a “bag lunch”.
3 While eating lunch, participants observe a 32 minute AWWARF training video entitled “Filter Surveillance Techniques for Water Utilities”, this helps prepare them for the afternoon filter inspection activities.
4 The afternoon session consists of approximately 2 The afternoon session consists of approximately 2.5 hours of hands-on demonstrations within the filter gallery. It starts with observation of an actual filter backwash.
5 Once the filter backwash reaches high rate, participants take the bed expansion measurement with tools provided by the PADEP.
6 One of the tools used during the demonstration training is a filter bed expansion tool.
7 Participants work in groups with assistance from course instructors.
8 After demonstrating filter bed expansion measurements, instructors demonstrate the proper techniques to perform a filter bed inspection, including core sampling of filter media.
9 A filter inspection typically yields 5 filter core samples.
10 Instructors provide participants with an interpretation of the core samples
11 Finally, instructors demonstrate how to bag the samples for lab analysis.