Award Date

1-1-1998

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

First Committee Member

David E. James

Number of Pages

185

Abstract

This paper examines physico-chemical and biological properties and processes in four Southern Nevada wastewater pond systems located in Alamo, Beatty, Blue Diamond, and Searchlight. Pond parameters examined include pond dimensions, hydraulic retention time (HRT), alkalinity, pH, chemical oxygen demand (COD), biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), dissolved oxygen (DO), phosphorus, nitrates, and ammonia. Data on each pond and pond system are presented including pond system comparisons; A major focus of this paper is on ammonia-N removal. Individual pond ammonia-N removal performance is compared to published models. A model based solely on HRT in a given temperature regime is developed. Models describing Ammonia-N removal performance as a function of HRT, temperature, and pH are also developed. Ammonia-N removal mass transfer coefficients for well-mixed, plug flow, and plug flow with dispersion are also calculated.

Keywords

Ammonia; Analysis; Emphasis; Nevada; Parameters; Pond; Removal; Southern; Temporal; Trends; Wastewater

Controlled Subject

Environmental engineering; Municipal engineering; Sanitary engineering

File Format

pdf

File Size

4812.8 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/3b6g-ve3v


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