Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
Civil and Environmental Engineering
alternative dust control, alternative ice control, aqueous wastes, MIEX, transportation
Aqueous waste streams produced from commercial, industrial, and municipal processes may be potentially reused for transportation applications. The objectives of this project were to identify potential transportation-related applications for aqueous waste streams available in South Dakota, develop guidance for the beneficial reuse of aqueous waste streams, and evaluate the reuse of MIEX® brine generated by the Watertown Municipal Water Treatment Plant (WMWTP). This study identified many aqueous wastes from municipal water and wastewater treatment facilities, industrial and agricultural processes in South Dakota that can be potentially used for ice and dust control. Beneficial reuse of these waste streams requires a comprehensive evaluation for the effectiveness, safety, economics, environmental benefits and risks, and adherence to local, state, and federal regulations. The evaluation of MIEX® brine suggests that this brine can be used as a feed solution to produce final brine products at SDDOT facilities for winter road maintenance. Reusing the MIEX® brine in the Aberdeen region may reduce the cost of brine disposal for the City of Watertown and reduce the cost of winter road maintenance for SDDOT.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Sewage -- Purification.
Roads -- Snow and ice control.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 83-87)
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Copyright © 2016 Gregory L. Hansen
Hansen, Gregory L., "Reuse of Aqueous Waste Streams For Transportation-Related Applications" (2016). Theses and Dissertations. 1107.