Faculty of Civil Engineering

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Bank Filtration


Bank filtration is a process during which surface water is subjected to subsurface flow prior to extraction from vertical or horizontal wells. The raw water discharged from the abstraction well consists of a mixture of infiltrated river water and groundwater recharged on the landside catchment. From a water resources perspective, RBF is normally characterised by an improvement in water quality. Therefore, RBF is a well-proven treatment step, which at numerous sites worldwide is part of a multi-barrier approach to drinking water supply.


Dr.-Ing. Cornelius Sandhu

senior researcher

Bank Filtration Projects in India

Dr.-Ing. Cornelius Sandhu