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Title: Mixing coefficients for longitudinal and vertical mixing in the near field of a surface pollutant discharge
Authors: Singh S.
Ahmad, Zulfequar
Kothyari U.C.
Published in: Journal of Hydraulic Research
Abstract: Laboratory experiments conducted in a rectangular open channel on passive mixing of pollutants in longitudinal and vertical directions due to a transverse line source on the flow surface are reported. A finite numerical difference scheme developed by the authors was extended to determine optimum values of longitudinal and vertical mixing coefficientsfrom the observed concentration versus time curves. The vertical mixing coefficient was also computed from the measured velocity distribution and compared with the derived optimum. The velocity distribution-based values of vertical mixing coefficient corresponds wellwith the optimum derived using the numerical scheme. Through a sensitivity analysis, the errors in the predicted concentration versus time curves are quantified by using the numerical scheme proposed by the authors for two-dimensional dispersion in streams. The sensitivity analysis indicated that predictions of concentration versus time curves can be made with a maximum error of about ±30% if a ±100% error is contained in thevalues of longitudinal and vertical mixing coefficients. © 2010 International AssociationforHydro-Environment Engineering and Research.
Citation: Journal of Hydraulic Research(2010), 48(1 EXTRA ISSUE): 91-99
URI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00221680903566117
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/5003
Issue Date: 2010
Keywords: Mixing coefficient
Open channel flow
Passive mixing
Slug source
Transverse mixing
ISSN: 221686
Author Scopus IDs: 57214304941
7103092790
35556429100
Author Affiliations: Singh, S., Department of Civil Engineering, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Deemed University, Patiala 147004, India
Ahmad, Z., Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee 247667, India
Kothyari, U.C., Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee 247667, India
Corresponding Author: Singh, S.; Department of Civil Engineering, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Deemed University, Patiala 147004, India; email: sarbjit@thapar.edu
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