Numerical modeling of sediment traps after the 2010 Kalamazoo River oil spill, Michigan, USA

Zhenduo Zhu, Marcelo H. García

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Abstract

Substantial residual deposits from the 2010 Kalamazoo River spill remained in the river system due to formation and transport of Oil-Particle Aggregates (OPAs). It is important for cleanup and recovery efforts to understand the conditions under which an OPA becomes resuspended, transported and re-deposited. An in-house numerical code, HydroSed2D, was utilized to simulate OPA transport and settling in selected natural sediment traps along the Kalamazoo River constructed to concentrate and hold submerged oil and keep it from migrating downstream until it can be recovered. HydroSed2D program enabled a nested approach with an unstructured mesh design which provided a high spatial resolution of the sediment traps.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRiver Flow - Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, RIVER FLOW 2016
EditorsGeorge Constantinescu, Marcelo Garcia, Dan Hanes
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages1383-1389
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781138029132
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
EventInternational Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, RIVER FLOW 2016 - St. Louis, United States
Duration: Jul 11 2016Jul 14 2016

Publication series

NameRiver Flow - Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, RIVER FLOW 2016

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, RIVER FLOW 2016
CountryUnited States
CitySt. Louis
Period7/11/167/14/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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