Mixing in Inland and Coastal Waters


  • Hugo Fischer, University of California, Berkeley
  • John List, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
  • C. Koh, California Institute of Technology, Division of Engineering & Applied Science
  • Jorg Imberger, Centre for Water Research, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia
  • Norman Brooks, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

This book is an outgrowth of research contributions and teaching experiences by all the authors in applying modern fluid mechanics to problems of pollutant transport and mixing in the water environment. It should be suitable for use in first year graduate level courses for engineering and science students, although more material is contained than can reasonably be taught in a one-year course, and most instructors will probably wish to cover only selected potions. The book should also be useful as a reference for practicing hydraulic and environmental engineers, as well as anyone involved in engineering studies for disposal of wastes into the environment. The practicing consulting or design engineer will find a thorough explanation of the fundamental processes, as well as many references to the current technical literature, the student should gain a deep enough understanding of basics to be able to read with understanding the future technical literature evolving in this evolving field.
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Graduate students in science and engineering, as well as practicing hydraulic and environmental engineers.


Book information

  • Published: November 1979
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-258150-2

Table of Contents

Concepts and Definitions. Fickian Diffusion. Turbulent Diffusion. Shear Flow Dispersion. Mixing in Rivers. Mixing in Reservoirs. Mixing in Estuaries. River and Estuary Models. Turbulent Jets and Plumes. Design of Ocean Wastewater Discharge System. An Estimate for the Density of Seawater. Fluid Properties. References