WIT Press

Calculations Of Concentrations Of A Pollutant, And Volume Of Seawater That Enters A Marina

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CE990491

Volume

43

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

817 kb

Author(s)

O.A. Fuentes M., J.J. Carrillo S., F. de Luna C.

Abstract

Water quality analysis in marinas is essential to proper planning and operation. It is therefore necessary to evaluate the net volume of seawater that enters with each tide cycle as well as the concentration of diluted substances contained in the water. This is based upon hydrodynamics and advection-diffiision analysis, which can also serve to determine low velocity zones and the major concentrations of undesirable substances. Water quality is evaluated by the differing spill over substances, the diluted oxygen concentration and its biochemical oxygen demand. Some additional ways to improve water quality in marinas are also suggested.

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