Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Glass fiber filters for tile drains

Authors

W. R. Johnston
A. F. Pillsbury
Emil Shaw

Authors Affiliations

William R. Johnston is Associate Specialist, Department of Irrigation and Soil Science, University of California, Los Angeles; Arthur F. Pillsbury is Professor of Irrigation and Engineering, Department of Irrigation and Soil Science, University of California, Los Angeles; Emil Shaw is Laboratory Technician IV, Department of Irrigation and Soil Science, University of California, Los Angeles.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 17(10):8-9. DOI:10.3733/ca.v017n10p8. October 1963.

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Abstract

Field tests in western Fresno County have confirmed laboratory tests indicating that glass fiber filtering materials can be used to satisfactorily replace the sand filters which have been standard practice in drain tile installations, but which may be quite costly in some areas. No information is yet available on the life of glass fiber filters. It was hoped to obtain quantitative evaluation of the effectiveness of several types of glass fiber filters in comparison with sand filters, but comparisons were masked by extreme variation in the sodium status of the soil. Glass fiber filters generally filtered out more of the fines than did sand filters.

Johnston W, Pillsbury A, Shaw E. 1963. Glass fiber filters for tile drains. Hilgardia 17(10):8-9. DOI:10.3733/ca.v017n10p8
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