Eola, Lake (Fla.), Urban runoff, Water -- Purification
Lake Eola, in downtown Orlando, was the subject of extensive research to determine the impact of stormwater runoff to the lake and possible management alternatives. The focus of this research was stormwater treatment by chemical coagulation followed by detention. Phosphorus was the main parameter targeted for removal. Various chemical parameters were also evaluated included: TSS, VSS, NVSS, COD, TKN, NH3, TOC, TP, Ca, As, Cd, Cu, Cr, Ni, Mg, Zn, Fe, and Pb. The chemical coagulants used for this research included: alum, ferric chloride, and lime. The study involved settling column tests for the various treatment methods to determine stormwater settling characteristics and pollutant removal rates by depth and time. Detention of the runoff in the column for 120 minutes resulted in average removal rates of 55% for TSS and 30% for TP. Both alum and ferric chloride coagulation followed by 60 minutes of settling resulted in average removal rates of over 90% for both TSS and TP. Lime coagulation followed by 60 minutes of settling resulted in over 50% removal for both TSS and TP. Regression analysis was used to develop equation relating pollutant removal with time and settling velocity. Isoconcentration lines were also developed to predict pollutant removal rates for specific parameters.
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Taylor, James S.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Moore, Paul R., "Chemical Treatment of Urban Stormwater Runoff by Settling Column Studies" (1980). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 504.