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Modeling of the Dissolved Oxygen in a River with Storage Zone on the Banks

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The prediction of water quality in terms of variables like dissolved oxygen (DO), biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), pH value, total dissolved solids (TDS) and salinity etc. is useful for evaluating the use of water for various related purposes. The widely used Streeter and Phelps models for computing biochemical oxygen demand and its impact on dissolved oxygen do not account for the settleable component of BOD and related implications. The model also does not account for the impact of storage zone on the stream’s DO. In the present work an attempt is made to develop a model which simultaneously accounts for the settleable component of BOD and the effect of storage zones onriver’s DO. An application of the model to real field data suggests that the cumulative impact of settleable BOD and presence of storage zone in the river is to shift the critical deficit closer to the point source and magnify its amount.

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N. Kaushik, B. Tyagi and G. Jayaraman, "Modeling of the Dissolved Oxygen in a River with Storage Zone on the Banks," Applied Mathematics, Vol. 3 No. 7, 2012, pp. 699-704. doi: 10.4236/am.2012.37103.


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