Gupta, Indrani and Dhage, Shivani and Jacob, Noble and Navada, S V and Kumar, Rakesh (2006) Calibration and Validation of Far Field Dilution Models For Outfall Atworil, MUMBAI. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 114. pp. 199-209.

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The city of Mumbai, India with a population of 15 million discharges about 2225 MLD of domestic wastewater after partial treatment to adjoining marine water body. Under the Mumbai Sewage Disposal Project Scheme, sewage is being disposed to the west coast at Worli and Bandra through 3.4 kms long submarine outfalls. A field study was conducted at recently commissioned outfall diffuser location at Worli, at the onset of neap flood tide to study the dispersion patterns and measure the far field dilutions using radio and dye tracers. Estimated dilutions using different tracers were compared with outputs from an empirical model (Brooks) and a 2D numerical model (DIVAST). Validation using parameters such as BOD and FC, indicated a good match for BOD in near field compared to FC. The radiotracer 82Br and Rhodamine WT generally gave good correlation with Brooks’ and DIVAST models for nearfield, however at further distances predictions were not accurate.

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Subjects: Water Pollution
Water Treatment
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Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2011 06:54
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