Lagrangian-Eulerian Approach to Modeling Contaminants

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by John F. Paul, EPA, Narragansett, RI, USA,
Henry A. Walker, EPA, Narragansett, RI, USA,
Jean A. Nocito, EPA, Narragansett, RI, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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

Abstract: A Lagrangian-Eulerian modeling approach predicts potential contaminant distributions resulting from the disposal of sewage sludge at the Deepwater Municipal Disposal Site off the northeast United States continental shelf. The Lagrangian aspect involves Monte-Carlo simulations of particle trajectories to determine solids concentrations. The Eulerian aspect is the calculation of contaminant distributions using the Eulerian convective-diffusive equation.

Subject Headings: Lagrangian functions | Pollutants | Water pollution | Municipal water | Water treatment plants | Waste sites | Sewage | Monte Carlo method | North America | United States

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