Keywords

Water, Nitrogen content, Water purification, Water treatment plants in Florida

Abstract

Nitrogen is an essential nutrient for plant and animal life; however, its presence in concentrations exceeding assimilative capacities of receiving water bodies is undesirable. Therefore, the form and concentration of total nitrogen released in wastewater effluents is of great concern. During the course of this study, the nitrogen analysis was performed on the various unit processes of the Florida Technological University wastewater treatment plant. The average percent removal of nitrogen between plant influent and clarifier effluent was 30.5% during the month of August 1975. It is believed that the nitrogen removal is attributed to luxury uptake by the biomass through the plant. The clarifier effluent was highly nitrified containing an average ammonia nitrogen concentration of 0.76 milligrams per liter and a nitrate nitrogen concentration of 16.47 milligrams per liter. The extent to which nitrification took place was 93 - 98% with an average of 96.5% for the month of August.

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Graduation Date

1975

Advisor

Yousef, Yousef A.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Format

PDF

Pages

viii, 64 pages

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0012708

Subjects

Water -- Nitrogen content, Water -- Purification, Water treatment plants -- Florida

Collection (Linked data)

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Included in

Engineering Commons

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