Consumers Water Quality Index

by Thomas M. Walski, Ph.D. Candidate; Vanderbilt Univ., Dept. of Envir. and Water Resour. Engrg., Nashville, TN,
Frank L. Parker, (M.ASCE), Prof. of Envir. and Water Resour. Engrg.; Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN,


Serial Information: Journal of the Environmental Engineering Division, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 3, Pg. 593-611


Document Type: Journal Paper

Discussion: McCuen Richard H. (See full record)
Discussion: Rogers M. W. (See full record)
Discussion: Brown Robert M. (See full record)
Discussion: Eralp Atal E. (See full record)

Abstract: A water quality index based on physical, chemical, and biological parameters is proposed. The index is based on a geometric mean of transformed values of the parameters with a range of zero to one. The parameters of concern are temperature, nutrients, suspended solids, turbidity, coliform bacteria, dissolved oxygen, color, pH, grease, odor, and toxicity. The index is applied to some surface waters near Nashville, Tenn., and suggestions for further applications are presented.

Subject Headings: Water quality | Parameters (statistics) | High-rise buildings | Dissolved oxygen | Bacteria | Turbidity | Biological processes | North America | Nashville | Tennessee | United States

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