Water Quality Modelling for Rivers and Streams

  • Marcello Benedini
  • George Tsakiris

Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 70)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Marcello Benedini, George Tsakiris
    Pages 1-9
  3. Marcello Benedini, George Tsakiris
    Pages 11-26
  4. Marcello Benedini, George Tsakiris
    Pages 27-33
  5. Marcello Benedini, George Tsakiris
    Pages 35-47
  6. Marcello Benedini, George Tsakiris
    Pages 49-56
  7. Marcello Benedini, George Tsakiris
    Pages 57-67
  8. Marcello Benedini, George Tsakiris
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About this book

Introduction

The main objective of the Water Framework Directive in the European countries is to achieve a “good status” of all the water bodies, in the integrated management of river basins. In order to assess the impact of improvement measures, water quality models are necessary. During the previous decades the progress in computer technology and computational methods has supported the development of advanced mathematical models for pollutant transport in rivers and streams. This book is intended to provide the fundamental knowledge needed for a deeper understanding of these models and the development of new ones, which will fulfil future quality requirements in water resources management. This book focuses on the fundamentals of computational techniques required in water quality modelling.
Advection, dispersion and concentrated sources or sinks of contaminants lead to the formulation of the fundamental differential equation of pollutant transport. Its integration, according to appropriate initial and boundary conditions and with the knowledge of the velocity field, allows for pollutant behaviour to be assessed in the entire water body. An analytical integration is convenient only in one-dimensional approach with considerable simplification. Integration in the numerical field is useful for taking into account particular aspects of water body and pollutants.

To ensure their reliability, the models require accurate calibration and validation, based on proper data, taken from direct measurements.  In addition, sensitivity and uncertainty analysis are also of utmost importance.  

All the above items are discussed in detail in the 21 chapters of the book, which is written in a didactic form for professionals and students.

Keywords

Mathematical Modelling Rivers and Streams Water Contamination Water Framework Directive Water Quality

Authors and affiliations

  • Marcello Benedini
    • 1
  • George Tsakiris
    • 2
  1. 1.RomeItaly
  2. 2.School of Surveying and Rural Eng., Lab. of Reclamation Works andNational Technical University of AthensZografou, AthensGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-5509-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-5508-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-5509-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0921-092X
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