Abstract

A Model for the Dispersion of Chemicals in Waterways

Author(s): R. Saravanan and T. Karunanithi

This study is focused on the wide variety of chemical spills in waterways and shipped in bulk world-wide, raising concerns regarding the ecological and human health risks. In this research, a model is developed to predict the location of the spill at any point on a waterway and also to disperse the chemical in a safe place, beyond which water can be used without any harm. This paper discusses, axial dispersion model, which can be applied to waterways to quantify the distribution of chemicals spilt. The credibility of the model is to predict the concentration profile from the released area to any given distance.


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