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Wastewater Field Thickness and Initial Dilution

Koh, Robert C. Y. (1983) Wastewater Field Thickness and Initial Dilution. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 109 (9). pp. 1232-1240. ISSN 0733-9429. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9429(1983)109:9(1232).

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A method is proposed which can be used to couple the two phenomena of plume rise and gravitational spreading in obtaining an integrated solution to the mixing in wastewater plumes from multiple port diffusers. Explicit solutions are obtained for the special case of two‐dimensional pure plumes in either uniform or linear density profiles. These solutions are of practical importance in providing estimates of initial dilution for both design calculations and environmental monitoring purposes.

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Additional Information:© 1983 ASCE. Published 1 September 1983. The author gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Marine Pollution Assessment, under Grant No . NA80RAD00055.
Group:Environmental Quality Laboratory
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)NA80RAD00055
Subject Keywords:Outfalls, Field Thickness, Dilution, Buoyant Plume, Gravitational Spreading, Design
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Environmental Quality LaboratoryA-112
Issue or Number:9
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Official Citation:Koh, R. (1983). Wastewater Field Thickness and Initial Dilution. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 109(9), 1232-1240. doi: doi:10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9429(1983)109:9(1232)
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