American Society of Civil Engineers

Energy Production and Reservoir Water Quality: A Guide to the Regulatory, Technical, and Theoretical Basis for Required Studies

by James Martin, (editor), John Higgins, (editor), John Edinger, (editor), and John Gordon, (editor)
Environmental Effects Committee of the Energy Engineering Division
Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 978-0-7844-0896-4 (print), 978-0-7844-7185-2 (PDF), 2007, various pp., (doi:, 22 cm., Includes references and index.     (Barcode: 519487182)

ASCE sponsor: Energy Division

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Document type: Books - Committee Reports with papers
Abstract: Prepared by the Environmental Effects Committee of the Energy Division of ASCE.
This report examines the inextricable link between energy production and reservoir water quality, which poses an ongoing challenge for civil engineers. Energy production processes can influence reservoir water quality, and reservoir water quality can limit energy production. This book presents the regulatory framework driving the need for technical evaluations and the tools currently available for assessing both production and water quality.
Along with six case studies, topics include: regulatory framework; fundamental water quality processes; numerical hydrodynamic and transport models for reservoirs; water quality modeling theory; and modeling systems and their application.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Hydro power
Water quality

Library of Congress Call Number:  TD370.E54
Library of Congress Subject Headings: Water quality
Reservoir ecology
Water quality management
Hydroelectric power plants--Environmental aspects
Coal-fired power plants--Environmental aspects