A new dynamic water quality model for stormwater basins as a tool for urban runoff management: Concept and validation

Bertrand Vallet, Dirk Muschalla, Paul Lessard, Peter A. Vanrolleghem*

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In the context of real-time control of a stormwater basin's outlet gate to improve the river's water quality, while guaranteeing population safety, it is necessary to define and test scenarios over various environmental conditions and perform long term simulations. This paper presents a new dynamic model for stormwater basins, which can reproduce the evolution of the water quality in the basin. The developed model describes the behaviour of pollution associated with particles, accounting for the distribution of particle settling velocities. After detailing the model, simulation results of an experiment representing settling under quiescent hydraulic conditions, are presented to validate the developed model's concepts. The dynamic behaviour of a pollution associated with three particle settling velocity classes is presented before concluding on the perspectives that can be offered by such a model
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-220
JournalUrban Water Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Fields of Expertise

  • Sustainable Systems

Treatment code (Nähere Zuordnung)

  • Theoretical
  • Experimental

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