Influence of stormwater and CSOs on copper and benzo[a]pyrene in receiving waters – hydrodynamic modelling approach
Paper in proceedings, 2017

In this study the influence of urban stormwater discharges and combined sewer overflows on receiving water was investigated in the context of chemical risks and recreational water quality. Transport of copper and benzo[a]pyrene in the Göta River, running through the city of Gothenburg (Sweden), was simulated using a hydrodynamic model. The modelling results showed that during rain events the water quality along the river deteriorates for different periods of time, at times exceeding the guideline values established by the city of Gothenburg. The model can be used as an effective tool to prognosticate the water quality in the river.

chemical risks

hydrodynamic modelling

recreational water quality

wastewater

urban runoff

Author

Mia Bondelind

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Water Environment Technology

Karin Björklund

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Water Environment Technology

Anna Karlsson

Dick Karlsson

Ekaterina Sokolova

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Water Environment Technology

Conference Proceedings, 14th IWA/IAHR International Conference on Urban Drainage, September 10-15, 2017, Prague, Czech Republic

540-543

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Subject Categories

Water Engineering

Environmental Sciences

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Created

10/8/2017