Sediment Transport in Rivers: Modeling and Potential for Pollutant Association and Transport
Abstract:Sediment transport has the potential to convey considerable contaminants or pollutants. This work shows that sediments are highly variable over the flow depth. Only sampling the surface of flowing streams or rivers can miss 0.6 to 0.997 of the sediment load in the flow. Such data can be corrected by using various sediment transport models that are shown to be quite accurate. These models can predict water depth and velocity, in addition to total sediment loads. Using measured data for sediment loads, this work shows that up to a couple milligrams per liter of pollutants can be associated with transporting sediments.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2009-01-01
More about this publication?
- Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed. A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation includes access to most papers presented at the annual WEF Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) and other conferences held since 2000. Subscription access begins 12 months after the event and is valid for 12 months from month of purchase. A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is included in Water Environment Federation (WEF) membership.
WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access. Access begins 12 months after the conference or event
- Subscribe to this Title
- Membership Information
- About WEF Proceedings
- WEFTEC Conference Information
- Learn about the many other WEF member benefits and join today
- Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites