Keywords

Water quality, Florida, University of Central Florida

Abstract

In large enough quantities, heavy metals may be detrimental to human health. Metals in raw water may pass through a water treatment plant without being completely removed. Once in a the distribution system, the water may experience metal pick-up due to corrosion. During the course of this study, an attempt was made to determine the heavy metal concentrations in the University of Central Florida's potable water systems. Samples were fun on the plasma spectrophotometer, Spectraspan III, and analyzed for heavy metal content. The results indicate pick-up of Fe, Al, Cu, and Zn in the distribution system. The arsenic and lead concentrations in the drinking water samples should be verified. The UCF sewage treatment plant offers adequate heavy metal removal with the metal ions being removed concentrating in the activated sludge.

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Graduation Date

Spring 1979

Advisor

Yousef, Yousef A.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Degree Program

Engineering

Format

PDF

Pages

viii, 75 pages

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0013267

Subjects

Water quality -- Florida -- University of Central Florida

Collection (Linked data)

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Included in

Engineering Commons

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