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Application Of Computer Software To Determine Water Bodies Assimilative Capacity In Effluent Wastewater Disposal

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ENV980331

Volume

32

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

812 kb

Author(s)

R. Sarmento, A.J. Serafim & A.S. Serafim

Abstract

This paper presents the application of computer software to determine the assimilative capacity of water bodies, in relation to the disposal of domestic and industrial effluents. The software WASP - Water Simulation Program, CORMIX and QU ALB AVI are used to determine the assimilative capacity of the Marinho estuary, Vitoria Bay and Camburi Canal considering the parameters BOD, DO, fecal Coliform, Nitrogen and Phosphorous. The assimilative capacity knowledge of these water bodies helped to define the best location for sewage treatment plants to be built in the Great Vitoria Region. 1 Introduction The concept of assimilative capacity had its origination in the aquatic environment to the disposal of domestic and industrial effl

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