Faculty Advisor

Bergendahl, John Andrew

Faculty Advisor

Dudle, Jeanine Denu

Abstract

Ingestion of lead in drinking water has potentially dangerous health effects. Corrosion indices are routinely used in the water industry to predict corrosion potential. We evaluated twelve corrosion indices to see how accurately they predict lead leaching, using water quality data from seven water utilities. We determined the two best indices: the Calcium Saturation Index and Stiff & Davis Stability Index. We designed a corrosion monitoring program for drinking water utilities to aid in dealing with corrosion concerns.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-03-11

Major

Environmental Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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