Stochastic Design of Wastewater Storage Ponds

by Steven G. Buchberger, (A.M.ASCE), Univ of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA,
David R. Maidment, (M.ASCE), Univ of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Forum '86: World Water Issues in Evolution

Abstract: The authors combine the principle of mass conservation with basic ideas from probability theory and then apply Monte Carlo simulation techniques to develop a family of design charts called storage performance functions (SPF). Results show that, to meet a specified level of storage reliability, the required capacity of a wastewater pond is larger for regions where climatic variability is high than for regions where climatic variability is low. An example illustrates how the SPF can be used to size a wastewater storage pond to meet a given performance standard.

Subject Headings: Waste storage | Ponds | Climate change | Wastewater management | Stochastic processes | Wastewater treatment | Monte Carlo method | Sanitary engineering | Probability | Europe | Monaco | Monte Carlo

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