Keywords

Nitrogen, Runoff, Storm water retention basins, Water -- Pollution

Abstract

The operation and maintenance of highways contributes a variety of pollutants to surface and subsurface waters. Solids, heavy metals, nutrients, oil and grease, pesticides and bacteria can all be associated with highway runoff. Although the full extent of the effect of all of these runoff constituents upon the quality of surrounding waters is not well defined, this study will mainly concentrate on nutrient contaminants (essentially nitrogen). The last decade has seen increasing efforts in research and development to abate contaminant discharges from highway runoff using a number of treatment facilities such as retention/detention basins, swales and wetland systems. An evaluation of the effectiveness of these systems in removing nitrogen by physical, chemical and biological uptake is the aim of this research endeavor. This information could prove invaluable in an overall assessment of the effectiveness of highway runoff treatment systems.

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Graduation Date

1984

Advisor

Yousef, Yousef A.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Degree Program

Engineering

Format

PDF

Pages

167 p.

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0015246

Included in

Engineering Commons

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