Physicochemical Transformations within Ephemeral Streambeds Related to Sewage Effluent Releases

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/305424
Title:
Physicochemical Transformations within Ephemeral Streambeds Related to Sewage Effluent Releases
Author:
Phillips, R. A.; Wilson, L. G.; Sebenik, P. G.
Affiliation:
University of Arizona; University of Arizona; University of Arizona
Publisher:
Water Resources Research Center, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Issue Date:
Jun-1977
Description:
Project Completion Report, OWRT Project No. A-040-ARIZ / Agreement No. 14-31-0001-4003 / Project Dates: July, 1972 - June, 1974 / Acknowledgement - The work upon which this report is based was supported by funds provided by the United States Department of the Interior, Office of Water Research and Technology, as authorized under the Water Resources Research Act of 1964.
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/305424
Abstract:
Hydraulic and physicochemical measurements were made on treated sewage effluent releases at established locations within the channel of an ephemeral stream, the Santa Cruz River of Southern Arizona. Water quality samples were taken in sequence so that incremental flows at different hydrograph stages could be traced as the effluent moved downstream. Hydrographs obtained from two H -L flumes were used to calibrate a modified kinematic wave model. Hydraulic parameters from the kinematic model and physicochemical measurements from water quality samples were combined together into a statistical-empirical kinetic model of nitrogen transformations which may occur in sewage effluent releases. There was fair agreement between the measured data and the nitrogen species values calculated with the model. Measured nitrogen species values indicated that the rate of nitrification in sewage effluent releases is related to flow distance and physical characteristics of the stream.
Language:
en_US
Keywords:
Stream measurements.; Sewage -- Environmental aspects.; Hydraulic measurements.; Hydrologic models.

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dc.contributor.authorPhillips, R. A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWilson, L. G.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSebenik, P. G.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-14T21:05:46Z-
dc.date.available2013-11-14T21:05:46Z-
dc.date.issued1977-06-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/305424-
dc.descriptionProject Completion Report, OWRT Project No. A-040-ARIZ / Agreement No. 14-31-0001-4003 / Project Dates: July, 1972 - June, 1974 / Acknowledgement - The work upon which this report is based was supported by funds provided by the United States Department of the Interior, Office of Water Research and Technology, as authorized under the Water Resources Research Act of 1964.en_US
dc.description.abstractHydraulic and physicochemical measurements were made on treated sewage effluent releases at established locations within the channel of an ephemeral stream, the Santa Cruz River of Southern Arizona. Water quality samples were taken in sequence so that incremental flows at different hydrograph stages could be traced as the effluent moved downstream. Hydrographs obtained from two H -L flumes were used to calibrate a modified kinematic wave model. Hydraulic parameters from the kinematic model and physicochemical measurements from water quality samples were combined together into a statistical-empirical kinetic model of nitrogen transformations which may occur in sewage effluent releases. There was fair agreement between the measured data and the nitrogen species values calculated with the model. Measured nitrogen species values indicated that the rate of nitrification in sewage effluent releases is related to flow distance and physical characteristics of the stream.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherWater Resources Research Center, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.sourceWater Resources Research Center. The University of Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectStream measurements.en_US
dc.subjectSewage -- Environmental aspects.en_US
dc.subjectHydraulic measurements.en_US
dc.subjectHydrologic models.en_US
dc.titlePhysicochemical Transformations within Ephemeral Streambeds Related to Sewage Effluent Releasesen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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