Mathematical Simulation of Halocarbon Distributions in Boston Harbor

by E. Eric Adams, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA,
Richard F. Kossik, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA,
Philip M. Gschwend, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA,
Douglas L. Cosler, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA,
Antonio M. Baptista, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


In an effort to better understand the sources and transport of effluents, a combined modeling and field measurement program has been initiated. The modeling uses a pair of 2-D (depth-averaged) finite element models (one to compute circulation and one to compute transport) plus a number of supporting programs to facilitate grid generation, model interfacing, and plotting. Field measurements are made of a suite of volatile halocarbons discharged with the sewage effluent from the Deer and Nut Is. treatments plants and are used for model calibration. This paper reports on early results in a continuing study.

Subject Headings: Mathematical models | Effluents | Finite element method | Simulation models | Two-dimensional models | Computer models | Industrial facilities | Mathematics | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

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