Surface Water Particles: Coagulation and Sorption

by Gerald W. Culkin, Univ of Texas at Austin, United States,
Desmond F. Lawler, Univ of Texas at Austin, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering


A size-dependent particle and particle-associated contaminant transport and fate model is presented. The unsteady, two-dimensional model couples the water column and bed and enables analysis of size-dependent processes such as sedimentation, reaction (coagulation), erosion, and sorption. The particle-contaminant linkage is also size-dependent, provided by a surface area based partition coefficient. Expected results outline the conditions where coagulation becomes significant in particle flux.

Subject Headings: Particle size distribution | Particle pollution | Contaminant transport | Coagulation | Sorption | Sediment transport | Water supply systems

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