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Surface Water Quality Modeling

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By: Stephen C Chapra

844 pages, Line illus, figs, tabs

McGraw Hill

Hardback | Dec 1997 | #98112 | ISBN: 0070113645
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Provides both a thorough introduction to modeling fundamentals along with in-depth descriptions of how a variety of pollutants move and react with a variety of water bodies.


PART I: COMPLETELY-MIXED SYSTEMS.1 Introduction. 2 Reaction Kinetics. 3 Mass Balance, Steady-State Solution and Response Time. 4 Particular Solutions. 5 Feedforward Systems of Reactors. 6 Feedback Systems of Reactors. 7 Computer Solutions: Completely-Mixed Reactors. PART II: INCOMPLETELY-MIXED SYSTEMS.8 Diffusion. 9 Distributed Solutions (Steady-state). 10 Distributed Solutions (Time Variable). 11 Control-Volume Approach: Steady-state Solutions. 12 Simple Time-variable Solutions. 13 Advanced Time-variable Solutions.PART III: ENVIRONMENTS. 14 Streams. 15 Estuaries. 16 Lakes. 17 Sediments. 18 The "Modeling" Environment. PART IV: DISSOLVED OXYGEN AND BACTERIA. 19 BOD and Oxygen Saturation. 20 Gas Transfer and Oxygen Reaeration. 21 Streeter-Phelps: Point Sources. 22 Streeter-Phelps: Distributed Sources. 23 Nitrogen. 24 Photosynthesis/Respiration. 25 Sediment Oxygen Demand. 26 Computer Methods. 27 Pathogens.PART V: EUTROPHICATION AND TEMPERATURE. 28 The Eutrophication Problem and Nutrients. 29 Phosphorus Loading Concept. 30 Heat Budgets. 31 Thermal Stratification. 32 Microbe/Substrate Modeling. 33 Plant Growth and Non-predatory Losses. 34 Predator-Prey and Nutrient/Food-Chain Interactions. 35 Nutrient-Food Chain Modeling. 36 Eutrophication in Flowing Waters.PART VI: CHEMISTRY. 37 Equilibrium Chemistry. 38 Coupling Equilibrium. Chemistry and Mass Balance. 39 pH Modeling.PART VII: TOXIC SUBSTANCES. 40 Introduction to Toxic Substance Modeling. 41 Mass-transfer Mechanisms: Sorption and Volatilization. 42 Reaction Mechanisms: Photolysis, Hydrolysis and Biodegradation. 43 Radionuclides and Metals. 44 Toxicant Modeling In Flowing Waters. 45 Toxicant/Food-chain InteractionsAppendixes

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Steven C. Chapra (Medford, MA) is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University.
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