Accession Number : ADP005478

Title :   Silt Concentration Measurements,

Corporate Author : ROTTERDAM PUBLIC WORKS DEPT (NETHERLANDS)

Personal Author(s) : Boodt,Cornelis

Report Date : MAR 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : In the area of the Port of Rotterdam a number of possible means of reducing the costs which arise from the need for maintenance dredging and of reducing costs resulting from environmental problems are being investigated. The limit or concentrate siltation or to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of dredging and disposal operations. To this end a number of possibilities are being considered. In order to investigate means of limiting siltation or concentration, simulation of all conditions must be conducted. It is therefore essential that the relevant processes and boundary conditions be described and that of these parameters, silt concentration, it appeared that there were very few records available and that there was no system for analysis and presentation. An information system has therefore been designed, which enables determination of the silt concentration over an extended time period. This paper indicates the present state of development of this system and shows that the knowledge which has been gained so far can contribute to the solution of other problems in which the same parameters are significant.

Descriptors :   *DREDGING, DREDGED MATERIALS, SILT, NETHERLANDS

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE