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Using mathematical modelling to inform on the ability of stormwater ponds to improve the water quality of urban runoff

Wallis, S. and Morgan, C. and Lunn, R.J. and Heal, K. (2006) Using mathematical modelling to inform on the ability of stormwater ponds to improve the water quality of urban runoff. Water Science and Technology, 53 (10). pp. 229-236. ISSN 0273-1223

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Abstract

This paper concerns the mathematical modelling of flow and solute transport through stormwater ponds. The model is based on appropriate lumped system conservation equations that are solved using standard numerical techniques. The model was used to route a first flush pollution scenario through a cylindrical pond for 16 combinations of elevation and diameter of a submerged pipe outlet, in conjunction with a high level weir. Higher pipe elevations and smaller pipe diameters created larger pond volumes and hence led to greater dilution of the pollutant. In contrast, lower pipe elevations created larger storage volumes, leading to better flow attenuation. Interestingly, larger pipe diameters improved peak flow attenuation, even though the storage used decreased.

Item type: Article
ID code: 6837
Keywords: dilution, flow attenuation, mathematical modelling, solute transport, stormwater ponds, Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering, Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General), Water Science and Technology, Environmental Engineering
Subjects: Technology > Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Technology > Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Civil and Environmental Engineering
Faculty of Engineering > Bioengineering
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2008
    Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 17:17
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/6837

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