Sedimentation of Waste Particles in Coastal Waters

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by Kevin J. Farley, Tetra Tech Inc, Arlington, VA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics and Hydrology in the Small Computer Age:

Abstract: Environmental effects associated with various ocean disposal practices are determined to a large extent by the fate of waste particles. The importance of coagulation on particle deposition rates has previously been reported in the literature. Additional study, however, is needed in developing a simple analytical framework for predicting particle removal for field applications. The objective of this is twofold: first, to present a simplified kinetic expression for the coagulation/settling of particles that is applicable to field conditions; and second, to show preliminary calculations for the case of sewage discharge.

Subject Headings: Particles | Waste disposal | Environmental issues | Ocean engineering | Coagulation | Field tests | Sewage | Waste treatment |

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