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Simulation of two dimensional flow and transport processes in river segments using numerical simulation models to predict water quality impacts of controlled storage elements and inflows forecasts on downstream water quality

Grant number: 15/06165-7
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2015
Effective date (End): August 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Sanitary Engineering - Water Resources
Principal Investigator:Renata Ribeiro de Araújo
Grantee:Carolina Altavini de Abreu
Supervisor abroad: Bithin Datta
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Presidente Prudente. Presidente Prudente , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : James Cook University, Townsville (JCU Townsville), Australia  
Associated to the scholarship:13/17652-0 - Analysis of Fluvial Descontinuous in Limoeiro's stream, municipal disctrict of Presidente Prudente/SP, BP.IC

Abstract

This research Project aims at understanding of how models such as the CE-QUAL-W2 may be used to predict and manage possible water quality pollution events, and also the possible management processes to restore water quality requirements in a river system. Also, this study will help in understanding the sensitivity of water quality predictions to uncertainties in various flow, transport, and hydrologic parameters. In this analysis initial simulations will be utilized to simulate pollution concentration pattern over time for different flow scenarios, as well as the natural flow patterns. The simulation results will be tested for different flow scenarios to determine the flow requirements to reduce the pollutant levels below the applicable permissible limits. Ideal flow patterns to prevent pollution of the river will be determined by simulation, and the effect of variation in water quality of a tributary flow will be also incorporated to determine water quality downstream. (AU)