Transport process of surface liquid spills

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A mathematical model simulating the scenarios of surface liquid spills is presented in this paper. This model describes the advance front and recession curves of surface spills based on one-dimensional overland flow equations and the method of characteristics. The physical variables related to the transport process are unified through the procedures of dimensional scaling. Of groundwater quality concern, this paper explores the maximum travel distance of the spill front, and the location of maximum seepage. On the other hand, the site location and spill duration determine the volume ratio of the spill reaching surface water. Their effects are evaluated in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages5
Editionpt 1
ISBN (Print)0784400377
StatePublished - 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 ASCE National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering - Buffalo, NY, USA
Duration: 1 Aug 19945 Aug 1994

Publication series

NameProceedings - National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering
Numberpt 1
ISSN (Print)1070-1559


ConferenceProceedings of the 1994 ASCE National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering
CityBuffalo, NY, USA


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