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FILTRATION

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French Equivalent: Filtration

Definition:
Filtration refers to a treatment process for removing solid particulate matter from water by passing it through porous media such as sand or artificially produced filters. This process is often used to remove particles that contain pathogenic organisms.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, December 11, 2001