Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Martin, James L.

Committee Member

Truax, Dennis D.

Committee Member

Ramirez-Avila, John J.

Date of Degree

1-1-2016

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Water Resources

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

James Worth Bagley College of Engineering

Department

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Abstract

Sediment oxygen demand (SOD) and nutrients releases from the bottom sediments of a water body are important parameters to be included in studies of water quality processes. Two methods to measure SOD, in situ and at laboratory, were applied at Eckie’s Pond on late spring of 2015. Based upon preliminary results, which showed greater values for the in situ method, some modifications of procedures and equipment were made to improve the measurements. Another set of measurements were made on June of 2016, however their results were not conclusive to establish a correlation between these methodologies. As a result of this research, three standard operating procedures (SOP) have been established to measure SOD at shallow waters, first in situ, second at laboratory, and a third SOP to analyze nutrients and metals by using a spectrophotometer.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/18628

Comments

nutrients releases||sediment oxygen demand||water quality

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