Three-Dimensional Modeling of Cohesive Sediments and Pollutants in Surface Waters

by Earl J. Hayter, Clemson Univ, United States,
Chalam V. Pakala, Clemson Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


Particulate and dissolved pollutant transport rates are predicted using a pollutant transport modeling system. The latter is a finite element model capable of simulating three-dimensional transport and interaction of cohesive sediments and inorganic pollutants in rivers and estuaries. This modeling system includes a hydrodynamic module, cohesive sediment transport module, and both dissolved and particulate pollutant transport modules. The modeling system was used to simulate sediment and pollutant transport in a 11.3 km long partially stratified tidal river.

Subject Headings: Three-dimensional models | Terrain models | Hydrologic models | Sediment | Pollutants | Surface water | Water pollution | Transport rates

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