Assesment [sic] of water quality parameters in the West Fork of the White River in Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana

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dc.contributor.advisor Godish, Thad en_US
dc.contributor.author Asbaghi, Navid en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:41:19Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:41:19Z
dc.date.created 2007 en_US
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 2007 .A83 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/188276
dc.description.abstract Water quality parameters including ammonia, nitrate+nitrite, phosphate, total suspended solids, Escherichia coli, and dissolved oxygen were statistically evaluated from sampling data collected by the Bureau of Water Quality (City of Muncie, Indiana) at five sampling locations in Delaware County over a five-year period (2002-2006). These data were also compared with water quality standards/guidelines to determine how sample values compared to acceptable levels of these parameters. Friedman's non-parametric test was used to study the differences between sites and seasons. Spearman's Rank Correlation was used to study the correlations between water quality parameters at each sampling site. Significant differences were observed for individual parameters when evaluated relative to sampling location based on pooled monthly collected data as well as data evaluated on a seasonal basis. These differences indicated the fact that different sources were responsible for observed concentrations at a particular location and that seasonal phenomenon such as precipitation, discharge and temperature also affected sample concentrations at individual sampling locations. Most notable were differences in geometric mean concentrations of ammonia, nitrate+nitrite, phosphate and E. coli upstream and downstream of the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), with highest concentrations downstream, indicating the significant impact of the WWTP on water quality in the White River. Significant correlations observed among some study parameters suggested that sample concentrations may have been affected by similar sources. In comparison to water quality standards, concentrations of ammonia, nitrate+nitrite, phosphate, and E. coli were at unacceptable levels at most sampling locations.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management
dc.format.extent xiv, 83 leaves : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Water quality -- Indiana -- White River (River) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Water quality -- Indiana -- Muncie. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nutrient pollution of water -- Indiana -- White River (River) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Escherichia coli -- Indiana -- White River (River) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Water -- Dissolved oxygen -- Indiana -- White River (River) en_US
dc.title Assesment [sic] of water quality parameters in the West Fork of the White River in Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana en_US
dc.title.alternative Assesment of water quality parameters in the West Fork of the White River in Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana en_US
dc.title.alternative Assessment of water quality parameters in the West Fork of the White River in Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1371683 en_US


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