Transport of MS-2 and f2 bacteriophage through saturated Tanque Verde Wash soil

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/191947
Title:
Transport of MS-2 and f2 bacteriophage through saturated Tanque Verde Wash soil
Author:
Grondin, Gerald H.
Issue Date:
1987
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Viruses may have caused 65 percent of all the waterborne disease outbreaks in the United States from 1946 to 1977. Many mathematical models proposed to describe virus (colloidal) transport in ground water assume solute advection-dispersion equations will apply to viruses. This research, using bacteriophage viruses, found that modified solute advection-dispersion equations may apply to virus transport. Experimental results indicate that all assumptions for solute transport apply to virus transport except one. The mean N/N₀ concentration displacement velocity for viruses appears to be greater than the average linear water flow velocity through a porous medium when no adsorption occurs. The solute advection-dipersion equations assume the velocities are equal when no adsorption occurs.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Bacteriophages.; Groundwater flow -- Arizona -- Tucson Region.; Groundwater -- Quality -- Arizona -- Tucson Region.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Gerba, Charles P.; Evans, Daniel D.

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleTransport of MS-2 and f2 bacteriophage through saturated Tanque Verde Wash soilen_US
dc.creatorGrondin, Gerald H.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGrondin, Gerald H.en_US
dc.date.issued1987en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractViruses may have caused 65 percent of all the waterborne disease outbreaks in the United States from 1946 to 1977. Many mathematical models proposed to describe virus (colloidal) transport in ground water assume solute advection-dispersion equations will apply to viruses. This research, using bacteriophage viruses, found that modified solute advection-dispersion equations may apply to virus transport. Experimental results indicate that all assumptions for solute transport apply to virus transport except one. The mean N/N₀ concentration displacement velocity for viruses appears to be greater than the average linear water flow velocity through a porous medium when no adsorption occurs. The solute advection-dipersion equations assume the velocities are equal when no adsorption occurs.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshBacteriophages.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater flow -- Arizona -- Tucson Region.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater -- Quality -- Arizona -- Tucson Region.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairGerba, Charles P.en_US
dc.contributor.chairEvans, Daniel D.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213339812en_US
All Items in UA Campus Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.