Modeling Cohesive Sediment-Pollutant Interaction in Surface Waters

by E. J. Hayter, Clemson Univ, Clemson, SC, USA,
C. V. Pakala, Clemson Univ, Clemson, SC, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


Particulate and dissolved pollutant transport rates are predicted using a pollutant transport modeling system. The latter is a finite element model capable of simulating two-dimensional (depth-averaged) transport and interaction of cohesive sediments and hydrophilic pollutants in rivers and estuaries. This modeling system includes a hydrodynamic module, water quality module, cohesive sediment transport module, and both dissolved and particulate pollutant transport modules. The modeling system was used to simulate a laboratory scale pollutant transport experiment. Reasonable agreement between predicted and measured pollutant concentrations was achieved.

Subject Headings: Water pollution | Two-dimensional models | Hydrologic models | Water quality | Water resources | Terrain models | Transport rates | Simulation models

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