Keywords

Lake Eola, Florida, Urban runoff, Water quality

Abstract

The settling characteristics of urban stormwater runoff emanating from the Lake Eola Watershed (Orlando, Florida) were evaluated through a series of 7 column studies. The percentage removal that occurred due to sedimentation was observed for various stormwater pollutants and constituents. These included the General Water Quality Parameters: Total Suspended Solids, Non-volatile Suspended Solids, Volatile Suspended Solids, Chemical Oxygen Demand, Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen, Ammonia Nitrogen, Total Organic Carbon, and Total Phosphorus. The metals parameters: Zinc, Cadmium, Arsenic, Nickel, Copper, Magnesium, Iron, Lead, Chromium and Calcium were also considered. The results of the settling analysis indicates that the quality of Lake Eola stormater can be improved by plain sedimentation of detention as convincing removals were displayed by the solid parameters displayed trends of weak removal. Regression equations were developed that describe percent removal as a linear and logarithmic function of time and settling velocity. Isoconcentration lines were also developed for total suspended solids and total phosphorus removals. In addition, the effect of this treatment on the productivity of Lake Eola was assessed in terms of existing trophic state models.

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Graduation Date

Fall 1980

Advisor

Taylor, James S.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Degree Program

Engineering

Format

PDF

Pages

xi, 135 pages

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0013327

Subjects

Lake Eola (Fla.), Urban runoff -- Florida -- Lake Eola, Water quality -- Florida -- Lake Eola

Collection (Linked data)

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Included in

Engineering Commons

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