Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

428

Date

2011

Date of Award

11-26-2011

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Civil Engineering

Concentration

Water Resources Engineering

Committee Chair

Stephanie Ivey

Committee Member

Paul Palazolo

Committee Member

Jerry Anderson

Abstract

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.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

Share

COinS