Keywords

Trihalomethanes, Drinking water standards, Water quality

Abstract

This research investigates organic polymers, inorganic coagulants and separate unit operations for their effect on the total tri-halogenated (TTHM) residuals in a finished water. The water samples utilized for this project were taken from a highly colored Central Florida potable water supply which is used by municipality which has a TTHM concentration in the finished water in excess of the proposed Federal limit. Results indicate that (1) organic polymers are not a significant source of THM precursors, (2) organic polymers, when used as a settling aid after coagulation in Jar tests, are an effective means of filtration for removing THM precursors, (3) THM residuals produced after coagulation increased directly with chlorination pH, (4) there was no significant difference in the THM precursor removal after coagulation for any coagulant tested and (5) coagulation removed a significant amount of THM precursor from the raw water.

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Graduation Date

Summer 1979

Advisor

Taylor, James S.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Format

PDF

Pages

vii, 95 pages

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0013266

Subjects

Trihalomethanes, Drinking water -- Standards, Water quality

Collection (Linked data)

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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Engineering Commons

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