Jan 31, 2017

Intermittently Operated Slow Sand Filtration (iSSF) Manual

This technical manual, written by Samaritan's Purse Canada and CAWST, is a guide for potential implementers of the intermittently operated slow sand filter (iSSF, also called the school biosand filter). This manual outlines principles and best practices for adapting, installing, commissioning and maintaining the filtration system.

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