CONTINUOUS SIMULATION OF RECEIVING WATER QUALITY TRANSIENTS

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Journal Article

: This paper presents solutions to the one‐dimensional, transient conservation of mass equations for the coupled biochemical oxygen demand‐dissolved oxygen (BOD‐DO) reactions, based on the principle of superposition, for continuously discharging plane sources. The solutions are applied within the framework of a continuous simulation model to allow the derivation of water quality frequency curves and frequency histograms of consecutive hourly dissolved oxygen violations, for any desired standard. Receiving water response is determined for waste inputs from urban wet weather, dry weather, and upstream sources. An application to Des Moines, Iowa, and Des Moines River indicated that urban storm water impacts on the stream can be masked in the cumulative frequency curve representation, but the benefits of storm water control are clearly shown in frequency histograms of the duration of consecutive stream standard violations. Copyright © 1981, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Medina, MA; Buzun, J

Published Date

  • January 1, 1981

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 549 - 557

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1752-1688

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1093-474X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1752-1688.1981.tb01259.x

Citation Source

  • Scopus