Modeling dispersion in a submerged sewage field

  • J. Spriet
  • G. C. Vansteenkiste
  • G. Baron
  • S. J. Wajc
Human Environment (Water Pollution)
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 40)


The classical methods of boundary layer theory allow us to accurately model linear laminar horizontal buoyant plumes. Using the modern developments of the theory (matched asymptotic expansions) we could even produce still better solutions of the non-linear problems considered. However, for any reasonable design, the unit flux Fo is likely to be so large that the flow would be turbulent rather than laminar. The results of our forthcoming study of turbulent horizontal plumes are more qualitative, but the general approach to modeling closely resembles the one used here.


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horizontal velocity component


horizontal distance


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density difference flux per unit length of diffusor




mass flux of pollutant per unit length of diffusor




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reduced density difference


specific mass




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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Spriet
    • 1
  • G. C. Vansteenkiste
    • 1
  • G. Baron
    • 2
  • S. J. Wajc
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Ghent and BrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.University of BrusselsBelgium

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