Keywords

Water quality management

Abstract

To optimize the placement of stormwater management systems, a Radio Shack BASIC computer program "SELECT" was written. The program selects locations for berms, detention ponds, retention ponds, and underground percolation tanks based upon minimum marginal cost (totally present value cost per pound of nutrient removed annually). Either nitrogen or phosphorus can be chosen as the selected nutrient. The selections occur until the desired percentage removal is obtained. Five output tables show the results of the selection process. The computer model was used to evaluate stormwater management locations for the Lake Tohopekaliga watershed in Florida. Input data consisting of soil types, land costs, and construction costs were obtained. "SELECT" was run to determine stormwater management locations for different nitrogen and phosphorus percentage removals. Sensitivity analyses upon land costs, nutrient loading, and removal efficiencies for the 45 percent removal cases of nitrogen and phosphorus were evaluated.

Graduation Date

1982

Advisor

Wanielista, Martin P.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Degree Program

Engineering

Format

PDF

Pages

85 p.

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0013738

Included in

Engineering Commons

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