Water Environment Modeling covers the formulations and applications of mathematical models that simulate water flow and chemical transport in rivers, lakes, groundwater, estuaries, coastal and ocean waters. These models are used to evaluate the response of water environment to human interventions and serve as useful analytical tools for water pollution control and resource management.
Simple and comprehensive modeling techniques and their practical applications are presented with examples and exercises, most of which are derived from actual case studies. In general, simple models can be solved analytically and comprehensive models require numerical solutions. While simple models are usually adopted for preliminary assessment of a particular water environment, comprehensive models are used to provide detailed spatial and temporal variations of pollutants in complex environments. The systems-based models in the forms of integral equations are introduced as an alternative modeling approach.
This textbook is ideal for advanced undergraduate students and graduate students in civil and environmental engineering and related academic fields. It is also suitable as a reference book for practicing engineers and scientists.
Table of Contents
2. Environmental Hydraulics and Modeling
3. Numerical Methods for Water Environment Modeling
4. Ideal Reactors and Simple Water Environment Modeling
5. Watershed Hydrology and Modeling for Nonpoint-Source Pollution Control
6. River Water Quality Modeling
7. Intensive River Survey in River Water Quality Modeling
8. Modeling of Subsurface Contaminant Transport
9. Estuary, Coastal and Marine Water Modeling
Clark C.K. Liu is Emeritus Professor and former Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Hawaii. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi and Cornell University, respectively. He has served as a Senior Engineer and Senior Scientist in the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and as the Program Director of Environmental Engineering in the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF).
Pengzhi Lin is a Professor and Vice Director of State Key Laboratory of Hydraulics and Mountain River Engineering at Sichuan University. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii and Cornell University, respectively. He has worked at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and National University of Singapore as Postdoctoral Fellow and Associate Professor, respectively. He is author of Numerical Modeling of Water Waves (CRC Press, 2008). He is Chief Editor of Applied Ocean Research and Associate Editor for the Journal of Hydro-Environment Research and Journal of Hydraulic Engineering.
Hong Xiao is a Professor and Vice Director of Hydroinformatics Institute of the State Key Laboratory of Hydraulics and Mountain River Engineering at Sichuan University, China. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. from Tianjin University and Florida State University, respectively. During 2017-2018 he was a Visiting Scholar at Kyoto University, Japan. His research interests cover include water-related disasters and environmental issues.