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ITRC Report No. R 10-001. Charles M. Burt
Hydraulics of Commercial Sand Media Filter Tanks used for Agricultural Drip Irrigation
Sponsor: California Energy Commission
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.
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. ITRC Report No. R 10-001. 41 pp.
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