Water quality, Florida, University of Central Florida
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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Yousef, Yousef A.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
viii, 75 pages
Length of Campus-only Access
Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Water quality -- Florida -- University of Central Florida
McCully, William Keith, "Heavy Metals in the Water and Wastewater Systems of the University of Central Florida" (1979). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 436.