Cover of: Natural purification of streams | Edwin O. Jordan Read Online

Natural purification of streams by Edwin O. Jordan

  • 152 Want to read
  • ·
  • 15 Currently reading

Published by [s.n.] in [Lowell, MA?] .
Written in English


  • Water,
  • Purification,
  • Rivers

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Edwin O. Jordan
ContributionsLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
The Physical Object
Pagination7 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26250036M

Download Natural purification of streams


  The book explains and quantifies the processes whereby streams cleanse themselves, reducing their pollutant load as a natural process. Mechanisms of purification in running waters have always been critical with regard to clearly identified pollution by: 1. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Jordan, Edwin Oakes, Self-purification of streams. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, Self-purification of streams. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, (DLC) (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors / Contributors: Edwin Oakes Jordan. stream is formed below the confluence of two first-order channels. Third-order streams are created when two second-order channels join, and so on (Figure ). In addition to transporting water and sediment, natural streams provide habitat for many aquatic organisms, including fish, amphibians, aquatic insects, mollusks and plants. Trees and.

"Studies on the Self-Purification of Streams" is an article from Public Health Reports (), Volume View more articles from Public Health Reports (). View this article on JSTOR. View this article's JSTOR metadata.   Natural purification in streams and rivers 1. Natural Purification in streams and Rivers Natural forms of pollutants always present in surface water. In the early civilization, many of the impurities were washed from the air, eroded from land surface, or leached from the soil ultimately reached to surface water. Nature has adapted to pollution and stresses in the environment which have influenced the evolution of the natural water purification process. Both natural and man-made impacts can affect water quality. Uptake of stream nutrients by organisms or sediments of the stream bed is affected by the nutrient loading to which the stream is accustomed. In a stream with nutrient‐poor waters, added phosphate and ammonia were removed rapidly and efficiently at water temperatures within the range –°c on passing over a mat of filamentous algae and trapped sediment.

Science Actually, Backpackers, You Don’t Need to Filter Your Stream Water The outdoor community (and industry) has made filtration a must. But a look at the scientific evidence shows that this. Most communities rely on natural bodies of water as intake sources for water purification and for day-to-day use. In general, these resources can be classified as groundwater or surface water and commonly include underground aquifers, creeks, streams, rivers, and recent technological advancements, oceans and saltwater seas have also been used as alternative water sources for. It is thus seen that natural streams or rivers, polluted by sewage, are purified in natural course by the phenomenon of self-purification. The rate of self-purification depends on various factors such as rate of re-aeration, type of organic matter present in sewage, temperature, velocity of flow, presence of available oxygen in receiving waters. Book digitized by Google from the library of the University of California and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Appendix: Useful constants and data relating to water filtration and measurements Bibliography: p. Mode of access: Internet.