Computer Model for Wastewater Reclamation

by Robert W. Hinks, Arizona State Univ, Dep of Civil, Engineering, Tempe, AZ, USA,
Mario B. Saldamando, Arizona State Univ, Dep of Civil, Engineering, Tempe, AZ, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computer Applications in Water Resources

Abstract:

This paper describes how an efficient computer model can be constructed and used to evaluate planning options for wastewater reclamation. The situation in the City of Scottsdale, Arizona, is described. Output from the computer model includes a ranking of perferred development alternatives; it also provides information on the economics of effluent recycling, and enables estimates to be made as to the magnitude of possible savings (e. g. , in groundwater pumping) by using reclaimed effluent. This paper describes 1) the mathematical model used to represent the situation in Scottsdale, and 2) the input data to the model. Subsequent papers will describe model results.



Subject Headings: Mathematical models | Effluents | Water reclamation | Computer models | Urban areas | Economic factors | Groundwater | Recycling | Arizona | United States

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