Open-File Report 92-457, "Simulation of soluble waste transport and buildup in surface waters using tracers,"



In Reply Refer To:                                December 7, 1992
Mail Stop 415



OFFICE OF SURFACE WATER TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM NO. 93.06

Subject:  Open-File Report 92-457, "Simulation of soluble waste 
          transport and buildup in surface waters using tracers," 
          by F. A. Kilpatrick

The purpose of this memorandum is to announce and transmit the 
subject report, which is planned for later publication as a 
Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations Report.  For this 
reason, your comments are particularly welcomed.

This report details the use of tracers, rhodamine WT dye in 
particular, to simulate the transport and dispersion of soluble 
wastes that might be introduced into surface waters.  Measured 
tracer-response curves produced from the injection of a known 
quantity of soluble tracer can be used in conjunction with the 
superposition principle to simulate potential waste buildup in 
streams, lakes, and estuaries.  Such information is particularly 
valuable to environmental and water-resource planners in 
determining the effects of proposed waste discharges.

The theory, techniques, analysis, and presentation of results of 
tracer-waste simulation tests in rivers, lakes, and estuaries are 
described.  This manual builds on other manuals on dye tracing 
with emphasis on the expanded use of the data.

Additional copies of the report may be obtained from the author:  
F. A. Kilpatrick, 703-648-5010.




                                 Charles W. Boning, Chief
                                 Office of Surface Water

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