Keywords

Water purification, Water quality management

Abstract

Properties and characteristics of colloidal systems are reviewed with a discussion of colloid systems to be found in natural and wastewaters. Current electric and magnetic field theory are reviewed and summarized to provide practical application of the theory to engineering problems in the environmental field. Literature of colloidal reactions to electrical and magnetic fields is discussed and reviewed to ascertain areas of potential application of electric and magnetic phenomena to natural and wastewater treatment systems having objectionable colloid suspensions. It is concluded that application of electrical fields (electrophoresis) does not currently hold much promise for practical applications in water treatment systems. However, and understanding of colloid systems and electrophoresis is strongly recommended for personnel involved in chemical treatment of waters. It is shown that there has been considerable research and many applications of magnetic field treatment of waters by the Russians, most analysis of which is performed in an empirical manner that tends to cloud the phenomena with an aura of mysticism. Practical applications of magnetic field phenomena to water treatment systems involving ferromagnetic colloidal suspensions appears promising and research into this area is recommended.

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Graduation Date

1974

Advisor

McLellon, Waldron M.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Degree Program

Environmental Systems Management

Format

PDF

Pages

87 pages

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0012001

Subjects

Water -- Purification, Water quality management

Collection (Linked data)

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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