Engineering Applications in Sustainable Design and Development

1st Edition
by Bradley Striebig, Adebayo A. Ogundipe, Maria Papadakis
333 Solutions 12 Chapters 3681 Studied ISBN: 9781133629771 Environmental science 5 (1)

Chapters 4: 1

1.Describe the human use, human health or environmental concerns associated with the water quality parameters listed below:

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a.Total suspended solids: Environmentally, an excess of TSS leads to high turbidity. Excessive suspended solids may decrease natural reproduction rates for macroinvertibrates and fish.

b.BOD: The amount of oxygen consumed by microorganisms in water in the process of turning a substrate into cell mass, energy and carbon dioxide.

c.Nutrients: levels of nitrogen and phosphorus in water. Excessive nutrient concentration may lead to algae blooms that restrict sunlight exposure and deplete DO level.

d.Pathogens: disease causing organisms usually classified as bacteria, protozoa, helminthes, or viruses


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