22 Determinants of Water Quality 12

22 Determinants of Water Quality 12 - concentration in...

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Top Sources of Groundwater Contamination USTs Landfills Septic Systems Organic Chemicals Petroleum Solvents Cleaning agents Nitrogen/Phosphorus Metals Organics (BOD) Everything
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Next: Pollutants
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Determining Water Quality
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Biological Metals Nutrients Organic Chemicals Turbidity Temperature/Dissolved O 2 pH Salinity Basic Water Quality Parameters
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pH
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pH (hydrogen) Low pH = High H + H + pH 2 = 0.01 g H / L pH 8 = 0.00000001 g H / L Acid: any substance which increases the hydrogen ion
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Unformatted text preview: concentration in water. H 2 PO 4-HPO 4 2-pH Low pH High pH Availability and Form of Nutrients or Metals Fe, Zn, Mg, Mn, Cu, Al , S, N, Mo Micronutrients and metals generally more available at lower pH High H + conc. low H + conc. Cr 2 O 3 + 6H + 2Cr 3+ + 3H 2 O Insoluble In water soluble In water Availability and Form of Metals Dissolution of metal oxides increases their mobility...
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2011 for the course SWS 2007 taught by Professor bonczek during the Fall '09 term at University of Florida.

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