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Publication Year

2011

Abstract

Phosphate companies use well-stirred tanks to regulate the concentration of ammonia they discharge via their wastewater, preventing ammonia spikes from exceeding the cap set by the Environmental Protection Agency. This report discusses the methods used to determine the minimum possible volume of the tank required to regulate wastewater discharge. With this information, it was determined that the use of a stirring tank is an efficient and cost effective way to regulate ammonia discharge. Based on these results many other companies may use this method to decrease the negative effects of ammonia on the environment.

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Advisors:

Brian Curtin, Mathematics and Statistics

Scott Campbell, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering

Problem Suggester:

Scott Campbell