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Investigation Of Current Pattern And Dispersion Of The Organic Pollutants In Urban-reservoirs

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CENV000301

Volume

43

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

717 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

H. Karahan & N.O. Baykan

Abstract

In this study, the current pattern and dispersion of the organic pollutants in the "Tahtah Dam" under construction is investigated. The Dam is located in the Aegean Region of Turkey, near to the City of Izmir, the third largest metropolitan area with over 3 million population. A 2D mathematical model is used containing the equations of momentum, continuity and dispersion and considering shallow water and well mixing features, based on the long-term available data such as bathimetry, annual average intake, load of organic pollutants, dominant wind directions per season and average wind velocities. 1 Introduction Generally in Turkey, as a consequence of the effect of resettling to big cities, the infrastructure-system on those are nearly to collapse in a very short period of ti

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