Modeling Surface Water Contamination

  • Michael L. Deaton
  • James J. Winebrake
Part of the Modeling Dynamic Systems book series (MDS)


Chapter Objectives—

After you finish this chapter, you should be able to:
  1. 1.

    Describe various types of surface water pollution, their sources, and their impacts.

  2. 2.

    Describe qualitatively and mathematically the concept of mass-balance, and apply this concept to solve mass-balance problems.

  3. 3

    Describe the flow of oxygen into and out of water in an aquatic ecosystem, highlighting the reservoirs and flows of this oxygen.

  4. 4.

    Construct a systems diagram that illustrates how oxygen may be depleted from an aquatic system due to inputs of organic matter.

  5. 5.

    Through manipulation of a systems model, identify the driving variables of the DO-sag curve and describe this curve’s response to perturbations of those variables.



Dissolve Oxygen Biochemical Oxygen Demand Organic Waste System Infrastructure Pollutant Discharge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael L. Deaton
    • 1
  • James J. Winebrake
    • 1
  1. 1.Integrated Science and Technology ProgramJames Madison UniversityHarrisonburgUSA

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