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Numerical Simulation of a Sedimentation Basin. 1. Model Development

Valioulis, Iraklis A. and List, E. John (1984) Numerical Simulation of a Sedimentation Basin. 1. Model Development. Environmental Science and Technology, 18 (4). pp. 242-247. ISSN 0013-936X. doi:10.1021/es00122a006.

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A method for the numerical simulation of a rectangular sedimentation basin operating under steady or unsteady conditions is described. The computer model follows the spatial and temporal development of the influent particle size distribution toward the outlet of the tank. It is based on the fundamental mechanisms which govern particle motion and growth. The model accounts for the variability of the flow field and the particle size distribution in the tank and, from the local development of the particle size spectrum, predicts the overall performance of the settling basin.

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Additional Information:© 1984 American Chemical Society. Received for review January 14, 1983. Accepted August 22, 1983. Publication Date: April 1984. Financial support for this work was provided by NOAA/Sea Grant NABOAA-D-00120, NOAA Grant NABORA-D0-0084, and a Mellon Foundation Grant to the Environmental Quality Laboratory at Caltech.
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Official Citation:Numerical simulation of a sedimentation basin. 1. Model development Iraklis A. Valioulis and E. John. List Environmental Science & Technology 1984 18 (4), 242-247
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