Picture water droplets

Developing mathematical theories of the physical world: Open Access research on fluid dynamics from Strathclyde

Strathprints makes available Open Access scholarly outputs by Strathclyde's Department of Mathematics & Statistics, where continuum mechanics and industrial mathematics is a specialism. Such research seeks to understand fluid dynamics, among many other related areas such as liquid crystals and droplet evaporation.

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics also demonstrates expertise in population modelling & epidemiology, stochastic analysis, applied analysis and scientific computing. Access world leading mathematical and statistical Open Access research!

Explore all Strathclyde Open Access research...

Problems of calcium in the water supply to nova olinda - ce

Mendonca, L.A.R. and Santiago, M.O. and Frischkorn, H. and Sasaki, J.M. (2008) Problems of calcium in the water supply to nova olinda - ce. Engenharia sanitaria e ambiental, 13 (3). pp. 298-305. ISSN 1413-4152

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

Abstract

The township of Nova Olinda, south of Ceará, is supplied with waters from four deep wells exploiting a confined sandstone aquifer. Calcite and gypsum rock outcrop and are being exploited commercially in the watershed where three of the wells are located. Since 2006, public supply pipelines are damaged due to a sheet-like precipitation causing frequent obstruction of the pipes. In this investigation we used chemical analyses, physical chemistry, X-ray analyses and determination of the calcite saturation index - CSI for studying possible causes for the deposits identified, basically, as calcite. Calcium concentrations and CSIs indicate that the water disinfection process adopted increases the tendency of calcite precipitation due to calcium contained in the chemicals used.