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Main Title Water Quality Simulation Model for the Upper Wabash River.
Author Bel, J. M. ;
CORP Author Purdue Univ., Lafayette, Ind. Water Resources Research Center.
Year Published 1973
Report Number TR-34; OWRR-A-013-IND; 04629,; A-013-IND(3)
Stock Number PB-214 591
Additional Subjects ( Water quality ; Mathematical models) ; ( Wabash River Basin ; Water quality) ; Forecasting ; Dissolved gases ; Oxygen ; Biochemical oxygen demand ; Photosynthesis ; Deoxygenation ; Aeration ; Computer programs ; Indiana ; FORTRAN ; Diurnal variations ; Water pollution ; FORTRAN 4 programming language
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-214 591 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 128p
The report represents a study of the prediction of water quality for the Upper Wabash River Basin. The basin studied involves an 8208 square mile area above Covington, Indiana. A significant conclusion was that with the present systems, a general predictive model from one basin to another cannot be used. A predictive model is proposed for the specific basin. The equation used considers the diurnal photosynthetic effect on the dissolved oxygen deficit. Sensitivity studies indicated that for values of river BOD removal and reaeration coefficients determined from field observed data and for all flow and loading regimes, algae are a detriment to the maintenance of a minimum dissolved oxygen concentration. The mathematical model developed does provide a basis for further field studies and a framework for additional sensitivity analyses from both a spatial and temporal aspect.