Date of Award
Master of Science
Water Resources Engineering
This study provided analysis of the distribution of solids, volume of solids by weight and volume of discharge of the backwash operations at Sheahan Pumping Station. The sample data was analyzed statistically against factors that potentially affect the results. The combination of the data and statistical analysis helped formulated a theory of how the solids behave within the recovery basin. The suggested behavior of the suspended solids within the recovery basin is supported by visual observations, recovery basin characteristics, residual pump location and suspended solid data. Knowing the behavior of suspended solids within the basin is critical in designing an optimized backwash operation.
Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Malasri, Jittapong, "Assessment of Backwash Water Discharge Operation at Sheahan Pumping Station, Memphis, Tennessee" (2011). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 338.