CSO emission is widely considered a significant pollution source to receiving waters in urban areas. The existing deterministic sewer models are not able to predict CSO emission effectively. In this study, a conceptual CSO emission model SEWSIM has been developed using a powerful programming package MATLAB and SIMULINK. A sewer system consisting of an impervious catchment and a sewer network is schematised as two linear dynamic reservoirs. The following physical processes are conceptually modelled: rainfall-runoff; surface solids buildup and washoff; sewer sediment erosion and deposition. The model is suitable for both event-based and continuous simulations. Some simulation results demonstrate that SEWSIM predicts pollution load of CSO emission more effectively than deterministic models.
Research Article|January 01 1998
A conceptual CSO emission model: SEWSIM
Water Sci Technol (1998) 37 (1): 259-267.