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Simulation of soluble waste transport and buildup in surface waters using tracers

Techniques of Water-Resource Investigation 03-A20

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Abstract

Soluble tracers can be used to simulate the transport and dispersion of soluble wastes that might have been introduced or are planned for introduction into surface waters. Measured tracer-response curves produced from the injection of a known quantity of soluble tracer can be used in conjunction with the superposition principle to simulate potential waste buildup in streams, lakes, and estuaries. Such information is particularly valuable to environmental and water-resource planners in determining the effects of proposed waste discharges. The theory, techniques, analysis, and presentation of results of tracer-waste simulation tests in rivers, lakes, and estuaries are described. This manual builds on other manuals dealing with dye tracing by emphasizing the expanded use of data from time-of-travel studies.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Simulation of soluble waste transport and buildup in surface waters using tracers
Series title:
Techniques of Water-Resource Investigation
Series number:
03-A20
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1993
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. G.P.O. ;For sale by U.S. Geological Survey, Map Distribution,
Description:
xi, 37 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.