EGU General Assembly 2020
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Numerical Modeling of Heavy Metal Pollution in the Rivers

maryam khalilzadeh poshtegal, Mojtaba Noury, and seyed ahmad mirbagheri
maryam khalilzadeh poshtegal et al.
  • K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Civil Environmental enginnering, Iran, Islamic Republic of (

Abstract: Based on the deep studies of existing mathematical models, a mathematical model that expresses the dynamic of transport and transformation of heavy metals in the rivers has been presented. In this model, the basic principles of chemistry in the environment, hydraulic and fluid transfer dynamics have been used as well as recent studies of researchers. The effects of sediment on the transfer and evolution of heavy metals pollution can be investigated by the proposed models. For example, the evolution and transport of heavy metal pollutants in a steady state flow containing sediment are studied using the present model. The results of theoretical analysis and calculations show that transport and transformation of heavy metal pollution in sediment laden flows, not only have common characteristics of general pollutant but also have features of transport and transformation induced by the movement of sediments.

Keywords: Numerical Simulation; Heavy Metal; Pollution; Sediment; Finite Difference Method.

How to cite: khalilzadeh poshtegal, M., Noury, M., and mirbagheri, S. A.: Numerical Modeling of Heavy Metal Pollution in the Rivers, EGU General Assembly 2020, Online, 4–8 May 2020, EGU2020-3691,, 2020