Dispersion in Rivers and Streams

  • Marcello Benedini
  • George Tsakiris
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Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 70)

Abstract

The water quality problems of rivers and streams are controlled by the natural behaviour of the water body, which is interpreted by means of proper terms and expressions of free surface hydraulics. Pollution transport is due primarily to advection, but there are many situations in which dispersion plays an important role and cannot be neglected. In the mathematical models, the effect of dispersion is accounted by means of the dispersion coefficient, for the evaluation of which several procedures are proposed, supported by experimental studies.

Keywords

Froude Number Dispersion Coefficient Longitudinal Dispersion Pollution Transport Energy Line 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcello Benedini
    • 1
  • George Tsakiris
    • 2
  1. 1.Water Research InstituteArea Ricerca MontelibrettiRomeItaly
  2. 2.Laboratory of Reclamation Works and Water Resources ManagementNational Technical University of Athens School of Rural and Surveying EngineeringZografou, AthensGreece

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