Water, Nitrogen content, Water purification, Water treatment plants in Florida
Nitrogen is an essential nutrient for plant and animal life; however, its presence in concentrations exceeding assimilative capacities of receiving water bodies is undesirable. Therefore, the form and concentration of total nitrogen released in wastewater effluents is of great concern. During the course of this study, the nitrogen analysis was performed on the various unit processes of the Florida Technological University wastewater treatment plant. The average percent removal of nitrogen between plant influent and clarifier effluent was 30.5% during the month of August 1975. It is believed that the nitrogen removal is attributed to luxury uptake by the biomass through the plant. The clarifier effluent was highly nitrified containing an average ammonia nitrogen concentration of 0.76 milligrams per liter and a nitrate nitrogen concentration of 16.47 milligrams per liter. The extent to which nitrification took place was 93 - 98% with an average of 96.5% for the month of August.
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Yousef, Yousef A.
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College of Engineering
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Water -- Nitrogen content, Water -- Purification, Water treatment plants -- Florida
Morris, Mark Lee, "Nitrogen Transformation in Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plants" (1975). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 168.
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