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dc.contributor.authorGlazer, Rebekah Lillian
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-03T20:04:18Z
dc.date.available2014-03-03T20:04:18Z
dc.date.issued2001-12
dc.identifier.otherglazer_rebekah_l_200112_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/glazer_rebekah_l_200112_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/20331
dc.description.abstractLand disturbing activities during urban development increase soil erosion and thus turbidity in surface waters. To combat this problem Best Management Practices (BMP) such as re-vegetation must be followed during construction. Recently, Polyacrylamide (PAM), a synthetic soil conditioner, has been accepted as a BMP in Georgia. This study tested whether spray applications of PAM in conjunction with hydroseed (a common means of grass re-vegetation) would improve erosion control from slopes. Rainfall simulations in the laboratory demonstrated that PAM could effectively reduce erosion and runoff. In field trials at three locations using PAM+hydroseed, hydroseed alone, and a control estimated total solids loss was 25, 10, and 9 Mg ha -1 , respectively, while total sediment accumulation at the lower plot edge was 8.3, 4.6, and 3.9 cm, respectively. Both treatments reduced erosion compared to the control but no significant differences were apparent between the two treatments. PAM had no added benefit in controlling erosion.
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectPolyacrylamide
dc.subjectPAM
dc.subjecthydroseed
dc.subjecttotal dissolved solids
dc.subjecttotal solids
dc.subjectinfiltration
dc.subjectrainfall simulation
dc.titleThe use of polyacrylamide (pam) to reduce erosion on disturbed piedmont soils.
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentForest Resources
dc.description.majorForest Resources
dc.description.advisorDaniel Markewitz
dc.description.committeeDaniel Markewitz
dc.description.committeeC. Rhett Jackson
dc.description.committeeWilliam P. Miller


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