Marine-Based Waste Stabilisation Ponds, formed by floating boom/skirt curtain enclosures anchored in sheltered waters, have recently been proposed for provision of low-cost effluent treatment facilities where land availability is limited in rapidly expanding coastal cities in the Third World. This paper outlines findings from a viability assessment, which drew on a preliminary site evaluation and baseline environmental survey (for a site in sheltered waters in the Far East), laboratory studies involving scale model tests in wave/wind/current flumes, and a structural and design loading study. It focuses on hydraulic and hydrodynamic considerations and reports the study's conclusions.
Marine-based waste stabilisation ponds: an evaluation of the hydraulic viability
R. Burrows, K. H. M. Ali, R. G. Tickell, T. S. Hedges, H. W. Pearson, D. D. Mara; Marine-based waste stabilisation ponds: an evaluation of the hydraulic viability. Water Sci Technol 1 June 2001; 43 (11): 283–290. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2001.0693
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