Lab 1 - Water Quality

Lab 1 - Water Quality - CEE 311 Environmental Engineering I...

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CEE 311 Environmental Engineering I Fall 2007 Dr. Kauser Jahan Laboratory # 1 Measurement of Water Quality Parameters Engineering Objectives 1. To learn about parameters that characterize water quality 2. To measure water quality parameters using analytical equipment Sources of Water Groundwater Surface Water Oceans Reclaimed Wastewater Purposes for Water Treatment Disinfection Removal of Turbidity Hardness removal Protection from Toxic Organics and Inorganics Drinking Water Standards Primary Protection of Human Health Organics: Pesticides, Solvents, Fuels Inorganics: Metals. Radionuclides: Beta particles, alpha particles, radon Microbes: viruses, bacteria, protozoa, helminthes Secondary Related to Aesthetics Taste Odor Clarity Color Water Quality Categories 1
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Physical – appearance (color, taste, odor, temperature, turbidity) Chemical – (organic, inorganic compounds) Biological – (microorganisms) Radiological- presence of radioactive substances 2
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Water Quality Parameters Turbidity - The tendency of water to scatter light at 90 degrees. Turbidity is a measure
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