Keywords

Metals, Environment, Trace elements in water, Water quality

Abstract

Four untreated and one magnesium treated water samples from Lake Washington, the potable water source for the city of Melbourne, Florida, were collected and analyzed for As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Pb, Ni, Zn, Mb, Ca, and color on the basis of molecular weight distribution. Molecular weight distributions of the samples were obtained using a Millipore ultrafiltration system and filters in the following sizes: 106, 105, 2.5 x 104, 104, and 103 nominal molecular weight limits (nmwl). Color causing materials in the untreated samples were found to be located in the molecular weight fraction greater than 2.5 x 104 nmwl. The majority of the metals concentrations (approximately greater than 80%) were also found to be located in the molecular weight fraction greater than 2.5 x 104 nmwl. Analysis of the magnesium treated (for maximum color removal) sample showed higher concentrations of metals passing the respective filter sizes as opposed to the untreated samples indicating less complexation or smaller molecular complexes of the metals. Thus, a fairly strong correlation between heavy metals concentrations and color in the Lake Washington samples was indicated.

Graduation Date

1979

Advisor

Taylor, James S.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Degree Program

Engineering

Format

PDF

Pages

viii, 75 pages

Language

English

Rights

Written permission granted by copyright holder to the University of Central Florida Libraries to digitize and distribute for nonprofit, educational purposes.

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0008138

Subjects

Metals -- Environmental aspects, Trace elements in water, Water quality

Collection (Linked data)

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Included in

Engineering Commons

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