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Initial sedimentation of waste particulates discharged from ocean outfalls

Koh, Robert C. Y. (1982) Initial sedimentation of waste particulates discharged from ocean outfalls. Environmental Science and Technology, 16 (11). pp. 757-763. ISSN 0013-936X. doi:10.1021/es00105a006.

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A model is developed to evaluate the initial deposition of particles due to discharge of sewage sludge in the ocean. The three-dimensional sedimentation modeling shows that the sludge particles would be widely dispersed. The bottom initial fallout distribution is expected to be much elongated along the bottom contours due to nonisotropy of the ocean current. This is useful in assessing the environmental consequences of alternative strategies for ocean sludge disposal in southern California where offshore deep basins (depths to 900 m) are within short distances from shore (on order of 10-20 km).

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Additional Information:© 1982 by the American Chemical Society. Received for review October 9, 1981. Revised manuscript received July 13, 1982. Accepted July 19, 1982. I thank N.H. Brooks, J. J. Morgan, and G. A. Jackson for stimulating discussions and T. Fall and M. Gray for assistance in preparation of the manuscript. Acknowledgment is made to the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles and Orange Counties, the City of Los Angeles, and the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations for financial support.
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Official Citation:Initial sedimentation of waste particulates discharged from ocean outfalls Robert C. Y. Koh Environmental Science & Technology 1982 16 (11), 757-763
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