Simulating DBP Precursor Transport in Sacramento Delta

by Paul H. Hutton, (M.ASCE),
Nirmala Mahadevan,
Francis I. Chung, (M.ASCE),



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water

Abstract: Fate and movement of disinfection by-product organic precursors in California's Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta was simulated for a 365-thy period with a hydrodynamics and transport model using historically-observed tidal, inflow and water quality boundary conditions. Predicted transport of dissolved organic carbon and ultraviolet absorbance at 254 nm compare favorably with observed data. A trihalomethane (THM) predictor developed in a companion paper was applied to compute formation potential concentrations at the diversion to California's State Water Project throughout the simulation period. THM predictions matched very well with limited available data.

Subject Headings: Trihalomethanes | Hydrologic models | Water quality | Recycling | Water supply systems | Hydrodynamics | Simulation models | North America | California | United States | Sacramento

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