Document Type


Date of Award

Spring 5-31-1995

Degree Name

Master of Science in Environmental Engineering - (M.S.)


Civil and Environmental Engineering

First Advisor

Robert Dresnack

Second Advisor

Paul C. Chan

Third Advisor

Phillip Liu


The Whippany River is located in northern New Jersey and is a major tributary to the Passaic River System. This waterway accepts a wide variety of wastes from the diverse communities within its watershed. These wastes contribute to a rather complex network of biological, chemical and physical interactions.

The purpose of this study is to develop a water quality model using QUAL2E. This model will be used as a tool to simulate the complex interactions that take place within the river system. The river must he considered from physical, biological and chemical perspectives. A successful model can determine current water quality conditions or predict a future waste load's impact on water quality.

The major systems that have an effect on DO and will be considered here include aquatic plants, biochemical oxygen demand, the nitrogen cycle, sediment oxygen demand, and atmospheric reaeration on the dissolved oxygen levels in the water.



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