Fractal dimensions of aggregates formed under natural and engineered fluid environments

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Title:
Fractal dimensions of aggregates formed under natural and engineered fluid environments
Author:
Kilps, John Russel, 1965-
Issue Date:
1993
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:
Fractal dimensions of aggregates formed under natural and engineered fluid environments were investigated. Latex microsphere aggregates were generated under two separate hydrodynamic environments. Fractal dimensions were determined using power law relationships and relationships with slopes of aggregate size distributions. Aggregate properties were measured with a particle counter and an image analysis system. Aggregates generated in a paddle mixer and a rolling cylinder had D3 fractal dimensions of 1.92 ± 0.04 and 1.59 ± 0.16, respectively, indicating rolling cylinder aggregates are more fractal than paddle mixer aggregates. Fractal dimensions of marine snow aggregates were determined from image analysis of in-situ aggregate photographs at two different research facilities. Fractal dimensions from the two facilities were equal, indicating this analysis technique is independent of equipment and analyst. Fractal dimensions were determined for sloughed biofilm aggregates in trickling filter effluent aged under four different fluid environments. D1 and D2 fractal dimensions were 1.29 ± 0.03 and 1.71 ± 0.04, respectively, and remained unchanged.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Engineering, Civil.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Logan, Bruce E.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleFractal dimensions of aggregates formed under natural and engineered fluid environmentsen_US
dc.creatorKilps, John Russel, 1965-en_US
dc.contributor.authorKilps, John Russel, 1965-en_US
dc.date.issued1993en_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.abstractFractal dimensions of aggregates formed under natural and engineered fluid environments were investigated. Latex microsphere aggregates were generated under two separate hydrodynamic environments. Fractal dimensions were determined using power law relationships and relationships with slopes of aggregate size distributions. Aggregate properties were measured with a particle counter and an image analysis system. Aggregates generated in a paddle mixer and a rolling cylinder had D3 fractal dimensions of 1.92 ± 0.04 and 1.59 ± 0.16, respectively, indicating rolling cylinder aggregates are more fractal than paddle mixer aggregates. Fractal dimensions of marine snow aggregates were determined from image analysis of in-situ aggregate photographs at two different research facilities. Fractal dimensions from the two facilities were equal, indicating this analysis technique is independent of equipment and analyst. Fractal dimensions were determined for sloughed biofilm aggregates in trickling filter effluent aged under four different fluid environments. D1 and D2 fractal dimensions were 1.29 ± 0.03 and 1.71 ± 0.04, respectively, and remained unchanged.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Civil.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorLogan, Bruce E.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1352329en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27086227en_US
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