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Mathematical Development of the Spill Assessment Model (SAM) for Hydrazine and Similar Acting Materials in Water Bodies.
Final rept. Feb 79-Feb 80,
LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MA
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The objective of this work was to develop a mathematical model for application in assessing the impact of catastrophic spills. Specifically, the model addresses instantaneous and continuous point source discharges into water courses including rivers, lakes, and estuaries. The spill model primarily assesses dispersive characteristics of spills of the hydrazine family fuels in the aquatic environment however, the development of the model has been carried out in a generalized form using parameters and interchangeable data items so as not to restrict the scope of application unnecessarily. Results which can be produced by the model include the pollutant concentration as a function of location, time, and physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of the pollutant. The spill model estimates the extent and duration of hazardous concentrations in water bodies associated with accidental discharges and determines when these concentrations drop below toxic levels. The spill model is designed to become a management tool to support a clean-up operation in the event of a spill, to provide emergency discharge contingency planning, to permit post-incident analyses, and to serve as a basis for further development of methods of hazard assessment. Author
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