Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/300209
Title:
Nitrogen Species Transformations of Sewage Effluent Releases in a Desert Stream Channel
Author:
Sebenik, P. G.; Cluff, C. B.; DeCook, K. J.
Affiliation:
Water Resources Research Center, University of Arizona
Issue Date:
6-May-1972
Rights:
Copyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.
Publisher:
Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science
Journal:
Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest
Abstract:
A preliminary study was made with the objective of examining nitrogen species transformations of treated sewage effluent releases within the channel of an ephemeral stream, the Santa Cruz River of southern Arizona. Water quality samples were taken at established locations in sequence so that peak daily flows could be traced as the effluent moved downstream. Results indicate that increased nitrification, coinciding with changing stream characteristics, starts in the vicinity of Cortaro Road (6.3 river miles from the Tucson Sewage Treatment Plant discharge). Through physical-chemical changes in streamflow, nitrate -nitrogen values reach a maximum at approximately 90-95 percent and 60-80 percent of total flow distance for low flows and high flows, respectively. Concentrations of ammonia-nitrogen and total nitrogen decrease continuously downstream with both high and low flows. Therefore, the rate of nitrification within sewage effluent releases in a desert stream channel evidently is related to flow distance and physical characteristics of the stream.
Keywords:
Hydrology -- Arizona.; Water resources development -- Arizona.; Hydrology -- Southwestern states.; Water resources development -- Southwestern states.; Nitrogen cycle; Sewage effluents; Ephemeral streams; Arid lands; Water pollution; Arizona; Effluent; Streams; Surface waters; Sewage treatment; Irrigation water; Water sampling; Daily hydrographs; Nitrification; Stream stablization; Rates; Groundwater recharge; Surface-groundwater relationships
ISSN:
0272-6106

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleNitrogen Species Transformations of Sewage Effluent Releases in a Desert Stream Channelen_US
dc.contributor.authorSebenik, P. G.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCluff, C. B.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDeCook, K. J.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentWater Resources Research Center, University of Arizonaen_US
dc.date.issued1972-05-06-
dc.rightsCopyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.en_US
dc.publisherArizona-Nevada Academy of Scienceen_US
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.description.abstractA preliminary study was made with the objective of examining nitrogen species transformations of treated sewage effluent releases within the channel of an ephemeral stream, the Santa Cruz River of southern Arizona. Water quality samples were taken at established locations in sequence so that peak daily flows could be traced as the effluent moved downstream. Results indicate that increased nitrification, coinciding with changing stream characteristics, starts in the vicinity of Cortaro Road (6.3 river miles from the Tucson Sewage Treatment Plant discharge). Through physical-chemical changes in streamflow, nitrate -nitrogen values reach a maximum at approximately 90-95 percent and 60-80 percent of total flow distance for low flows and high flows, respectively. Concentrations of ammonia-nitrogen and total nitrogen decrease continuously downstream with both high and low flows. Therefore, the rate of nitrification within sewage effluent releases in a desert stream channel evidently is related to flow distance and physical characteristics of the stream.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.subjectNitrogen cycleen_US
dc.subjectSewage effluentsen_US
dc.subjectEphemeral streamsen_US
dc.subjectArid landsen_US
dc.subjectWater pollutionen_US
dc.subjectArizonaen_US
dc.subjectEffluenten_US
dc.subjectStreamsen_US
dc.subjectSurface watersen_US
dc.subjectSewage treatmenten_US
dc.subjectIrrigation wateren_US
dc.subjectWater samplingen_US
dc.subjectDaily hydrographsen_US
dc.subjectNitrificationen_US
dc.subjectStream stablizationen_US
dc.subjectRatesen_US
dc.subjectGroundwater rechargeen_US
dc.subjectSurface-groundwater relationshipsen_US
dc.identifier.issn0272-6106-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/300209-
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
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