A Systems Approach for Wasteload Allocations

by Stuart M. Stein, GKY & Associates Inc, Springfield, VA, USA,
Joseph S. Krolak, GKY & Associates Inc, Springfield, VA, USA,
G. K. Young, GKY & Associates Inc, Springfield, VA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering


A methodology for determining an optimal periodic permit for a single discharger situation was developed which accounts for effluent variability, as well as the variability of the receiving water's assimilative capacity. Two case studies involving POTWs were examined. The results indicate that the implementation of periodic permits can yield a considerable increase in the wasteload allocation while maintaining environmental equivalency with conventional wasteload allocations. (Author abstract. )

Subject Headings: Waste management | Permits | Water pollution | Hydrologic models | Water discharge | Water quality | Water resources | Case studies

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