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# Module 7 (L27 L30):

## Management off Water Quality:

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Water quality and pollution, types and Sources of pollution,
water quality modeling,
modeling environmental guidelines for water
quality

## 29 Water Quality Modeling

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Topics Covered
Water
W t quality,
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Hydrodynamics, Transport processes,
Oxygen regime, Mathematical modeling,
Governing equations, numerical modeling,
Groundwater transport modeling.
Keywords: Water quality modeling,
modeling Hydrodynamics,
Hydrodynamics

## Mathematical/ numerical modeling, Groundwater transport.

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Introduction - Water Quality Modeling
Water quality models simulate the fate of pollutants &
state of selected water quality variables in water
bodies
Incorporates variety of physical, chemical, &
biological processes which control the transport and
transformation of these variables
Temperature, solar radiation, wind speed, pH, and
light attenuation coefficients important parameters
Each water quality model has its own set of
characteristics and requirements- ( some models can
be applied to several types of water bodies and some
models only y for particular
p water bodies))
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Types of Water Quality Modeling
Water quality is modeled by one or more of the
following
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Dispersive transport formulation;
Heat budget formulation;
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Dissolved
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Reaeration
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Carbonaceous deoxygenation, Sediment, BOD,
pH, Alkalinity, Nutrients, Algae, Microorganism
etc

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Water Quality Hydrological Cycle
Emissions: (Ex = out of) from the users point of view
(community, factory, etc. )
Avoidance and reduction of pollution into the
environment - sanitary engineering
Immissions: (In = into) - from the water body
bodyss point
of view: consequences of pollution, injections, etc.
Environmental fluid mechanics: flow and transport in
surface
f waters
t (rivers
( i and
d lakes);
l k ) flow
fl andd transport
t t
in soil and groundwater; flow & transport in the
atmosphere Overland Precipitation
Evaporation

## Hydrologic processes Land Hydrology

Groundwater

River
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Flow towards Ocean
Water Quality Modeling Water Cycle
Industry
Process
engineering

Laws

Laws
Domestic

Stormwater
overflow Laws

Waste Laws
water Drinking &
treatment industrial water

Groundwater
Rivers & lakes 6

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Water Quality Protection
Protection Goals
Water quality protection - ensure the quality of water
which guarantees the preservation of environmental
goods.
Environmental Goods:
functions of the river as water resource; community of
aquatic living;
l ffishing;
h irrigation off farm
f land
l d
leisure and recreation; focus on contamination
substances from inland & suspended solids & sediments;
drinking water supply
Quality goals: given as a concentration of a substance -
show
h condition
di i off river
i with
i h regard
d to the
h environmental
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goods - function as an instrument for decisions, protection
& improvement of water quality; derived from effective
values & law
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Water Quality Modeling - Considerations

Water Substances -
Water Substances

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Water Quality Modeling - Considerations

Governing laws -
Conservation Laws

## Mass Momentum Substances in water Energy/ heat

CV Macro scale
Elementary CV - Micro

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Water Quality Mathematical Modeling
The prediction of water pollution using mathematical
simulation techniques.
A typical water quality model consists of a collection of
formulations representing physical mechanisms that
determine position and momentum of pollutants in a
water body.
Models are available for individual components of the
hydrological system such as surface runoff
Models addressing hydrologic transport and for ocean
and estuarine applications.
applications

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Water Quality Modeling - Hydrodynamics

Conservation of Mass:
Mass balance in a CV

Incompressible fluids

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Water Quality Modeling - Hydrodynamics

Conservation of Momentum
Navier-Stokes equations

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Water QM-
QM- Hydrodynamics & Transport
Diffusive processes: Molecular diffusion; Turbulent
diffusion & dispersion
Molecular diffusion is a transport process that
originates from molecular activity (Brownian
movement). The driving force for molecular diffusion
The molecular diffusion is described by the molecular
diffusion coefficient Dm.

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Water QM Hydrodynamics & Transport

## Turbulent flow: Nature of turbulence: irregular

(characterized by variations with respect to time);
intensive mixing; rotation; dissipative (increased losses
of energy)
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Turbulent fluctuation

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Water QM
QM-- Hydrodynamics & Transport

## Turbulent flow: Continuity & momentum (x-dir.)

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Ref: Lecture notes on Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Prof. H. Kobus,
Dept. Civil Engg., Uni. Stuttgart, Germany
Water Quality Modeling
Diff i
Diffusion

Dispersion in a River

Turbulence

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Ref: Lecture notes on Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Prof. H. Kobus,
Dept. Civil Engg., Uni. Stuttgart, Germany
WQM-- Transport in Rivers & Canals
WQM
One dimensional transport:

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Ref: Lecture notes on Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Prof. H. Kobus,
Dept. Civil Engg., Uni. Stuttgart, Germany
WQM-- Transport in Rivers & Canals
WQM
One dimensional transport equation

## Three dimensional transport equation

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Ref: Lecture notes on Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Prof. H. Kobus,
Dept. Civil Engg., Uni. Stuttgart, Germany
WQM-- Oxygen regime of Rivers
WQM
Streeter- Phelps Equation for oxygen regime
O2 content in mg/l

Time in days

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Ref: Lecture notes on Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Prof. H. Kobus,
Dept. Civil Engg., Uni. Stuttgart, Germany
Groundwater Transport Modeling
h h h
Tx T y S Qw ( x xi )( y y i ) q s
2D non-homogeneous x x y y t

confined aquifer-Flow
aquifer Flow
Equation
h h h
2D non homogeneous x x y y t Q ( x x )( y y ) q
non-homogeneous K K Sx y y w i i s

unconfined aquifer-
Flow Equation
q h h
vx K x v K
x y
y y
2D Transport equation
c c c c'W
R D D
xx yy ( x ) ( y )
V c V c Rc
t x x y y x y nb

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Water Quality Numerical Modeling
Numerical procedures- approx. sol. to most of field problems.
Transform a complex practical problem into a simple discrete
form of mathematical description
Recreate & solve the problem on a computer, & finally reveal
phenomena virtually according to requirements of analysts.
analysts
Numerical or approximate solution for a complex problem
efficiently, as long as proper numerical method is used.
Numerical methods are used to analyze these phenomena like
Finite Difference Method (FDM)
Finite Element Method (FEM)
Finite Volume Method (FVM)
Method of Characteristics (MoC)
Boundary
B d El
Element Method
M h d (BEM)
Meshfree Method (MFree) 21
Surface Water Quality Models
WASP Water Quality Analysis Simulation Program, US
EPA: Interpret & predict water quality responses to natural
phenomena and manmade pollution for various pollution
management decisions
QUAL2K - river and stream water quality model
Aquatox- simulation model for aquatic systems;
predicts the fate of various pollutants, such as
nutrients & organic chemicals, & effects on ecosystem
EPD-RIV1- Riverine Hydrodynamic and Water
Quality Model, a system of programs to perform 1D
dynamic hydraulic & water quality simulations
SWMM Storm Water Management Model

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Groundwater Quality Models

## MODFLOW (1988) - USGS flow model for 3-D

aquifers
MODPATH - flow line model for depicting streamlines
MOC (1988) - USGS 2-D advection/dispersion code
MT3D (1990, 1998) - 3-D transport code works with
MODFLOW
RT3D (1998) - 3-D
3 D transport chlorinated
MODFLOW
BIOPLUME II, III (1987, 1998) - authored at Rice
Univ 2-D based on the MOC procedures.
FEMWATER
GMS package
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Groundwater Transport Modeling Case Study
Dhar ett al.,
Dh l (1999),
(1999) NGRI R
Report;
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M Meenal
M l&TT. I.
I Eldho,
Eldh (2012)
Submitted to Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE
HINDACO-Belgaum, India)
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Markandey ar
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1,2 Red
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Case study..
Watershed area-
area 72 sq
sq. km
km, basaltic
terrain on northern side of Belgaum. Parameter Value
Watershed is drained by Markandeya
river in the north y
Hydraulic
Red mud- hydrous silt muddy, highly Conductivity
alkaline solid waste produced by (m/day)
physical
p y and chemical treatments of Zone I 0.5
bauxite in alumina production. Zone II 1
Red mud is harmful to the ecological Zone III 2
environment, safety of its storage has
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concern. dispersivity (m)
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as input to the flow model.
model Transverse 5
The seepage from red mud ponds is dispersivity (m)
simulated as additional recharge (130 Specific Yield 0.2
mm/yr) from the ponds.
ponds
Case study.. Mategaonkar, Meenal, (2012). Ph.D. Thesis,
Dept. Civil Engineering, IIT Bombay

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References
Guidelines for Water Quality Management, Central pollution
control board (CPCB)
Website : http://www.cpcb.nic.in
p // p
Hydrological Modeling of Small Watershed C.T Han, H.P.
Johnson, D.L. Brakensiek (Eds.), ASAE Monograph, Michigan
Freeze, R.A.
Freeze R A and Cherry J.A.
J A (1979).
(1979) Groundwater.
Groundwater Prentice
Hall-INC., Englewood Cliffs, NJ
www.epa.gov
http://wrmin.nic.in
Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater;
APHA, AWWA, and WEF, 21st Edition, 2005.
http://cgwb.gov.in/

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Tutorials - Question!.?.
Critically study various groundwater
water and surface water quality
models available in literature (details
can be obtained from Internet: (eg.
(
www.epa.gov; www.bentley.com )

## Study the capabilities of each model

and the p
problems where it can be
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Self Evaluation - Questions!.
Q
Illustrate the different types of water quality modeling.
Describe
D ib WQ modeling
d li within
ithi the
th perspective
ti off water
t
cycle.
Explain various conservation laws used in WQ
modeling?.
Describe with governing equations, the groundwater
transport modeling.
Illustrate the role of numerical modeling
g in WQ
Q
modeling.
Describe various models used in groundwater quality
modeling
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Assignment-
g Questions?.
Q
Illustrate watershed based WQ issues within the
perspective of Hydrologic cycle.
What are the typical WQ problem goals?.
Describe with governing equations,
equations the surface
water transport modeling.
Illustrate the oxygen regime modeling in Rivers.
Rivers
Describe various models used in surface water
quality modeling

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Unsolved Problem!.

## With reference to a typical point source pollution

from an industry to groundwater in your
watershed
t h d area, critically
iti ll study
t d th
the possible
ibl
water quality modeling for TDS concentration.
Identify the possible water quality model from
the open sources (from Internet sources: like
MODFLOW/ MT3D).
Collect the necessary data for the water quality
modeling.
Try to develop the model for your study area
and predict the future spreading, say for next
10 yyears.
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Dr. T. I. Eldho
Professor,
Department
p of Civil Engineering,
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Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,
Mumbai, India, 400 076.
Email: eldho@iitb.ac.in
Phone: (022) 25767339; Fax: 25767302 34
http://www.civil.iitb.ac.in
http://www. civil.iitb.ac.in