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Simulating the impact of technological change on dissolved Cadmium distribution in the Severn Estuary
Radford, P.J.; Uncles, R.J.; Morris, A.W. (1981). Simulating the impact of technological change on dissolved Cadmium distribution in the Severn Estuary. Wat. Res. 15: 1045-1052
In: Water Research. Elsevier: Oxford; New York. ISSN 0043-1354, more
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Keywords
    Cadmium; Distribution; Models; Pollution control; Salinity; Simulation; Marine

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  • Radford, P.J.
  • Uncles, R.J., more
  • Morris, A.W.

Abstract
    An estuarine model is described which computes the dispersive and advective properties of the Severn Estuary. It was calibrated and validated using 50 measured salinity distributions and then used to predict the magnitude and sitings of the major inputs of dissolved cadmium levels throughout the estuary. The results provided an impetus for implementing tighter controls on effluents and for improving estimates of cadmium discharges from industrial sources. The model has also been used to investigate the sensitivity of the estuarine system to changes in dispersion; by considering large reductions in the dispersion coefficients it is hoped that the results might be indicative of the environmental consequences following the construction of a tidal power generating scheme.

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