The diurnal flux in the dispersion of sewage plant odors

Robert Balling, E. Reynolds

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Abstract

This study used a Gaussian plume dispersion model to analyze the diurnal flux in odors emanating from a sewage treatment facility in Lincoln, Nebraska. For each test day, eight sets of meteorological observations taken every 3 h were utilized in the computations. Input data included both January and July measurements to facilitate seasonal comparisons in the daily flux of odors. The odor problem appeared to be more severe in January when compared to July, and distinctive diurnal patterns were uncovered for both months. The implications of the results are discussed, and suggestions for further research are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)323-329
Number of pages7
JournalWater, Air, and Soil Pollution
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1980
Externally publishedYes

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  • Water Science and Technology
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The diurnal flux in the dispersion of sewage plant odors. / Balling, Robert; Reynolds, E.

In: Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, Vol. 14, No. 1, 01.1980, p. 323-329.

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