Combining multimedia models with integrated urban water system models for micropollutants

W. De Keyser, V. Gevaert, F. Verdonck, I. Nopens, B. De Baets, P.A. Vanrolleghem, Peter Steen Mikkelsen, L. Benedetti

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Abstract

Integrated urban water system (IUWS) modelling aims at assessing the quality of the surface water receiving the urban emissions through sewage treatment plants, combined sewer overflows (CSOs) and stormwater drainage systems. However, some micropollutants have the tendency to occur in more than one environmental medium. In this work, a multimedia fate and transport model (MFTM) is “wrapped around” a dynamic IUWS model for organic micropollutants to enable integrated environmental assessment. The combined model was
tested on a hypothetical catchment using two scenarios: a reference scenario and a stormwater infiltration pond scenario, as an example of a sustainable urban drainage system (SUDS). A case for Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) was simulated and resulted in a reduced surface water concentration for the latter scenario. However, the model also showed that this was at the expense of increased fluxes to air and groundwater.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8UDM & 2RWHM : The 8th International Conference on Urban Drainage Modelling. The 2nd International Conference on Rainwater Harvesting and Management, 7-12 September, 2009, Tokyo, Japan. Proceedings
Number of pages9
VolumeCD-ROM
PublisherIWA, IAHR & University Tokyo
Publication date2009
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event8th International Conference on Urban Drainage Modelling & 2nd International Conference on Rainwater Harvesting and Management - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 7 Sep 200912 Sep 2009
Conference number: 8 / 5
http://www.env.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/8UDM/

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Urban Drainage Modelling & 2nd International Conference on Rainwater Harvesting and Management
Number8 / 5
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period07/09/200912/09/2009
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De Keyser, W., Gevaert, V., Verdonck, F., Nopens, I., De Baets, B., Vanrolleghem, P. A., Mikkelsen, P. S., & Benedetti, L. (2009). Combining multimedia models with integrated urban water system models for micropollutants. In 8UDM & 2RWHM: The 8th International Conference on Urban Drainage Modelling. The 2nd International Conference on Rainwater Harvesting and Management, 7-12 September, 2009, Tokyo, Japan. Proceedings (Vol. CD-ROM). IWA, IAHR & University Tokyo.