Total Phosphorus Transport During Storm Events

by Frank H. Verhoff,
David A. Melfi,

Serial Information: Journal of the Environmental Engineering Division, 1978, Vol. 104, Issue 5, Pg. 1021-1026

Document Type: Journal Paper


The flow of water and total phosphorus was simulated in a stream with different types of total phosphorus transport mechanisms. The results of the simulations were compared with known properties of observed hydrographs and chemographs. It is concluded that the major mechanism required to explain the observed results is one that postulates the resupension and deposition of total phosphorus from the reaches of the river. Thus, most of the total phosphorus moves through a river reach by moving a finite distance with each high flow even passing through the river..

Subject Headings: Phosphorus | Storms | Flow simulation | Rivers and streams | High-rise buildings | Water flow | River flow | Water supply systems

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