Upstream intrusion effect of CSO event in Bubbly Creek, IL

Xiaofeng Liu, Sumit Sinha, Davide Motta, Marcelo H. Garcia

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Abstract

Bubbly Creek is a tributary of the Chicago River, IL. It is used mainly as a Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) route to the Chicago River. The CSO events from the Bubbly Creek carry sewers into the main channel and have a great impact on the overall water quality downstream. The sewer water mixed with particles usually has a higher density than the ambient water in the main channel. Upstream intrusion of sewer water is possible during the CSO event. In this paper, the three-dimensional environmental fluid dynamics code (EFDC) is used to simulate the CSO event in Bubbly Creek. The main purpose is to investigate the extent of the upstream intrusion and its implications for the water quality effects on the Chicago River. The results show that the front location is a function of the relative CSO flow and the CSO particle concentration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009 - World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009
Subtitle of host publicationGreat Rivers
Pages3589-3599
Number of pages11
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 26 2009
EventWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009: Great Rivers - Kansas City, MO, United States
Duration: May 17 2009May 21 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009 - World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009: Great Rivers
Volume342

Other

OtherWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009: Great Rivers
CountryUnited States
CityKansas City, MO
Period5/17/095/21/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)

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    Liu, X., Sinha, S., Motta, D., & Garcia, M. H. (2009). Upstream intrusion effect of CSO event in Bubbly Creek, IL. In Proceedings of World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009 - World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009: Great Rivers (pp. 3589-3599). (Proceedings of World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009 - World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009: Great Rivers; Vol. 342). https://doi.org/10.1061/41036(342)362