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dc.contributor.authorDavidson, Kirklyn
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-21T13:03:04Z
dc.date.available2020-08-21T13:03:04Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/79689
dc.description.abstractA stabilization lagoon in Pictou County, NS, has been receiving industrial wastewater for the past 50+ years and is slated for remediation. Conventional sampling has identified a layer of black effluent influenced sediment contaminated with dioxins and furans overlying an uncontaminated grey estuarine influenced sediment. In this thesis, laboratory and field testing on the sediments are presented as a proof of concept for a unique application of the Ultraviolet Optical Screening Tool (UVOST). This research presents an alternative use for the UVOST; the ability to delineate the spatial distribution of an organic-rich, unconsolidated, water-covered sediment, contaminated with dioxins, furans, and elevated metals. The results of this study indicate that the UVOST can be utilized at freshwater aquatic sites to delineate an organic-rich sediment which overlays a clastic sediment layer. The resolution of the acquired data was shown to provide multiple surface elevations (i.e. water and sediment layers) simultaneously.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Remediationen_US
dc.subjectIn-situ samplingen_US
dc.subjectDelineationen_US
dc.subjectContaminationen_US
dc.subjectSedimenten_US
dc.subjectUVOSTen_US
dc.titleASSESSING THE ULTRAVIOLET OPTICAL SCREENING TOOL FOR DELINEATING AN IN-SITU, WATER-COVERED, CONTAMINATED SEDIMENT LAYERen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.date.defence2020-08-10
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Environmental Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Applied Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinern/aen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDr. Barret Kurylyken_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Tony Walkeren_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Rob Jamiesonen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Craig Lakeen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Ian Spooneren_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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