Air-Water Mass Transfer

by Steven C. Wilhelms, (M.ASCE), U.S. Army Engr.; U.S. Army Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS,
John S. Gulliver, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof.; St. Anthony Falls Hydr. Lab., Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-846-5 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-846-9 (ISBN-10), 1991, Soft Cover, Pg. 802

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Conference information: Selected Papers from the Second International Symposium on Gas Transfer at Water Surfaces | Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | September 11-14, 1990

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


This monograph, Air-Water Mass Transfer: Selected Papers from the Second International Symposium on Gas Transfer at Water Surfaces, consists of papers presented at the Symposium which was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 11-14, 1990. The topics discussed in these papers include: 1) Fundamentals of physical phenomenon and modeling, 2) laboratory and field measurement techniques, and 3) applications of air-water mass transfer technology. The text begins with a discussion of some of the physical characteristics of and chemical effects on gas transfer. Next, comes an exploration of physical phenomena such as turbulence, wind, waves, convection, density stratification, and bubbles including the development of numerical, conceptual, semi-empirical, and empirical models. This is followed by 13 papers concerning different laboratory and field measurement techniques such as remote sensing and gas tracer techniques. Finally, the majority of the papers discuss various applications of gas transfer to streams and rivers, lakes and reservoirs, hydraulic structures, water and wastewater treatment, seas and oceans, and artificial aeration.

Subject Headings: Mass transfer | Physical models | Wind waves | Rivers and streams | Seas and oceans | Water surface | Chemicals | Turbulence


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