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Assessment of pollutant transport and river water quality using mathematical models

Ani, Elisabeta-Cristina; Hutchins, Michael George; Kraslawski, Andrezej; Agachi, Paul Serban. 2010 Assessment of pollutant transport and river water quality using mathematical models. Revue Roumaine de Chimie, 55. 285-291.

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Abstract/Summary

This paper presents (1) general considerations related to the development of two mathematical models for non-conservative transport of nitrate and ammonium under unsteady water flow conditions; (2) their application to predict the transport of pollutant in both customary and accidental pollutant release circumstances; and (2) a discussion related to models use in water quality management. The studied river stretch is part of the River Swale in England, where pollutants are discharged by multiple point sources and also by tributaries. Experimental data was used for model development and verification. The models are useful to (i) assess the downstream river distance affected by pollutant release; (ii) estimate environmental damage; (iii) support decisions on where and how to counteract pollutant discharge; and (iv) also to support the further development of more refined water quality simulation tools

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 - 2012 > Water > WA Topic 1 - Variability and Change in Water Systems > WA - 1.2 - Quantify variability and departures from natural historical variability in water quality ...
CEH Sections: Boorman
ISSN: 0035-3930
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Revue Roumaine de Chimie is an open access journal - the full text is freely available via the OFFICIAL URL link.
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Hydrology
Mathematics
Date made live: 27 Jul 2010 14:50
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/10246

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