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Manganese oxidation model for rivers

January 1, 1989

The presence of manganese in natural waters (>0.05 mg/L) degrades water-supply quality. A model was devised to predict the variation of manganese concentrations in river water released from an impoundment with the distance downstream. The model is one-dimensional and was calibrated using dissolved oxygen, biochemical oxygen demand, pH, manganese, and hydraulic data collected in the Duck River, Tennessee. The results indicated that the model can predict manganese levels under various conditions. The model was then applied to the Chattahoochee River, Georgia. Discrepancies between observed and predicted may be due to inadequate pH data, precipitation of sediment particles, unsteady flow conditions in the Chattahoochee River, inaccurate rate expressions for the low pH conditions, or their combinations.

Publication Year 1989
Title Manganese oxidation model for rivers
DOI 10.1111/j.1752-1688.1989.tb03072.x
Authors Glen W. Hess, Byung R. Kim, Philip J.W. Roberts
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Water Resources Bulletin
Index ID 70015461
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse