3D Modelling of Transport, Deposition and Resuspension of Highway Deposited Sediments in wet Detention Ponds

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The paper presents results from an experimental and numerical study of flows and transport of primarily particle bound pollutants in highway wet detention ponds. The study presented here is part of a general investigation on road runoff and pollution in respect to wet detention ponds. The objective is to evaluate the quality of long term simulation based on historical rains series of the pollutant discharges from roads and highways. A three-dimensional hydrodynamic and mud transport model is used for the investigation. The transport model has been calibrated and validated on e.g. experiments in a 30m long concrete channel with width of 0.8m and a water depth of approximately 0.8m and in circular flume experiments in order to reproduce near-bed specific processes such as resuspension and consolidation. With a fairly good agreement with measurements, modelling of hydrodynamics, transport of dissolved pollutants and particles in wet detention ponds is possible with application of a three dimensional RANS model and the advection/dispersion equation taken physical phenomena like wind, waves, deposition, erosion and consolidation of the bottom sediment into account.
Original languageEnglish
JournalWater Science and Technology
Publication date2010
Volume62
Journal number3
Pages736-742
Number of pages7
ISSN0273-1223
DOIs
StatePublished

Keywords

  • BMP, Particles, Pollution, RANS, Runoff, Wind

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