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Fundamentals of Environmental Discharge Modeling

1st Edition

By Lorin R. Davis

CRC Press

176 pages

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Hardback: 9780849396571
pub: 1998-11-23
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This book examines engineering and mathematical models for documenting and approving mechanical and environmental discharges. The author emphasizes engineering design considerations as well as applications to waste water and atmospheric discharges.

Chapters discuss:

  • the fundamentals of turbulent jet mixing, dilution concepts, and mixing zone concepts

  • diffuser configurations and head loss calculations

  • different modeling techniques and accepted models - discussed in detail with theoretical background, restrictions, input, output, and examples

  • Lagrangian and the EPA UM 2-dimensional diffuser model

  • the PLUMES interface

  • Eulerian integral methods, EPA UDKHG 3-dimensional diffuser model, and PDSG surface discharge model

  • empirical techniques, RSB diffuser model, the CORMIX family of models for both diffusers and surface discharge

  • numerical methods with a discussion of shelf commercial models

  • Gaussian atmospheric plume models

    Fundamentals of Environmental Discharge Modeling includes numerous case studies and examples for each model and problem.

  • Table of Contents


    Physical Concepts in Turbulent Jet Mixing

    Dilution Concepts


    Ambient Considerations

    Diffuser Concepts



    Diffuser Head Loss Considerations

    Lagrangian Integral Methods

    Lagrangian Jet Mixing Theory

    The UM (PLUMES) 2-D Submerged Diffuser Model

    The PLUMES Interface

    Case Studies Using UM

    Design Problems

    Eulerian Integral Methods

    Eulerian Jet Mixing Theory

    The UDKHG 3-D Submerged Diffuser Model

    The PDSG 3-D Surface Discharge Model

    Case Studies Using UDKHG

    Case Studies Using PDSG

    Design Problems

    Empirical and Length Scale Methods

    Basic Concepts

    The RSB (PLUMES) Model

    The CORMIX Models

    Numerical Modeling

    Basic Concepts

    Strengths and Weaknesses

    Atmospheric Gaussian Plume Models



    About the Series

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Series

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    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    MATHEMATICS / Applied
    SCIENCE / Environmental Science
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering