Strathprints Home | Open Access | Browse | Search | User area | Copyright | Help | Library Home | SUPrimo

Water quality, Sepetiba Bay, Brazil

Copeland, G.J.M. and Monteiro, T. and Couch, Scott and Borthwick, Alistair (2003) Water quality, Sepetiba Bay, Brazil. Marine Environmental Research, 55 (5). pp. 385-408. ISSN 0141-1136

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

Abstract

Sepetiba Bay is located at 23o S, 44o W in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. Water samples were taken at eight locations adjacent to the north shore of the Bay, near to villages and towns without sewage treatment provision. The samples were analysed and total and faecal coliform concentrations determined. A hydrodynamic model of the Bay was used together with a species dispersion model based on an adaptive quadtree mesh to predict faecal concentrations in the Bay. Effluent sources used in the model were defined using population data from census returns with flow and concentration values estimated using standard values recommended by the World Bank (WB) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). Sufficient agreement was obtained between the measured and predicted concentrations to support the use of WB and WHO summary statistics to estimate sources of sewage.

Item type: Article
ID code: 3812
Keywords: brazil, environmental research, water quality, water, coastal water quality, hydrodynamic model, Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering, Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Subjects: Technology > Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Technology > Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Civil and Environmental Engineering
Related URLs:
    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2007
    Last modified: 16 Jul 2013 18:08
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/3812

    Actions (login required)

    View Item