In the first part of 1935, the City of Albuquerque was investigating the possibility of obtaining an additional water supply from the Jemez Mountains, which are about fifty miles to the north of the City. Black and Veatch, consulting engineers for the City, were asked to make a complete study of the problem. The question of fluorides in the water came up because it was known that the fluorides would cause mottled enamel in human teeth when the water was used during childhood, if the content was above 0.9 parts per million by accepted fluorine analysis methods. The question arose as to how the fluoride content of the Jemez stream would vary over a period of months, and how it would vary as the stream progresses along Its course.
Level of Degree
Chemical and Biological Engineering
First Committee Member (Chair)
John D. Clark
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Beahm, E. Metz. "A Study of the Variation of the Fluoride Content of Certain Waters in the Vicinity of Albuquerque." (1957). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/cbe_etds/55