Methodology for Effluent Water Quality Prediction

by Bert A. Eichenberger, Research Engr.; Environmental Engrg. Program, Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif.,
Kenneth Y. Chen, (M.ASCE), Prof. and Dir.; Environmental Engrg. Program, Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif.,


Serial Information: Journal of the Environmental Engineering Division, 1980, Vol. 106, Issue 1, Pg. 197-209


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: A methodology for the prediction of effluent water quality from the disposal of dredged material in confined areas is presented. The computation method is based on the use of laboratory determination of contaminants in different particle size fractions together with the application of Hazen's theory of sedimentation for longitudinal basins. Hazen's equation is applied to each particle size fraction. The removal efficiency of each parameter can be obtained from the data of suspended solids removal and its concentration in that size fraction. The validity of this methodology has been verified in three active disposal sites.

Subject Headings: Water quality | Effluents | Dredged materials | Particle size distribution | Computing in civil engineering | Pollutants | Particle pollution

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