Accession Number : AD0757782

Title :   Simulation and Optimization of Acid Mine Drainage Abatement Alternatives,

Corporate Author : WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERS INC SPRINGFIELD VA

Personal Author(s) : Young,G. K. ; Taylor,R. S. ; Selekof,J. S.

Report Date : JAN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 179

Abstract : The report develops an approach for reliably evaluating the impact of proposed water pollution abatement plans for a river basin. A water quality simulation model is developed which has the capability of routing acid mine drainage through a river basin. A computer procedure providing for the optimization of alternatives is also developed. The simulation model is used to evaluate alternatives within a larger framework that involves optimization. The approach is to use the simulation as a method of impact assessment which is manipulated by optimization logic. Thus the simulation can be used in two ways: as a stand alone model or as an adjunct to optimization. The Tioga River Basin in Pennsylvania has been chosen as a case study. (Author Modified Abstract)

Descriptors :   (*WATER POLLUTION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), HYDROLOGY, PH FACTOR, COSTS, OPTIMIZATION, PREDICTIONS, NETWORKS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, PENNSYLVANIA

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE