publication . Article . 2015

Water quality modeling of the Medellin river in the Aburra Valley

Carlos Alberto Palacio Tobón; Lina Claudia Giraldo Buitrago; Carlos Alberto Palacio Tobón; Lina Claudia Giraldo Buitrago; Rubén Dario Molina; Rubén Dario Molina; Ruben Alberto Agudelo Garcia; Ruben Alberto Agudelo Garcia;
Open Access Spanish; Castilian
  • Published: 12 Aug 2015
  • Publisher: DYNA
Abstract
Water quality modeling intends to represent a water body in order to assess their status and project the effects of different measures taken for their protection. This paper presents the results obtained from the Qual2kw model implementation in the first 50 kilometers of the Aburrá-Medellín River, in their most critical conditions of water quality, which correspond to low flow rates. After the model calibration, three recovery scenarios (short-term, medium-term and long-term) were evaluated. In the first scenario the sanitation only improved in some streams, in accordance with the Plan of Sanitation and Management of Discharges that was considered. Medium and lo...
Subjects
free text keywords: Ciencias Naturales, Ciencias de la Tierra y Medioambientales, Ciencias del Medio Ambiente, modelación de calidad del agua, río Aburrá-Medellín., water quality modeling, Aburrá-Medellín River, río Aburrá-Medellín, Technology, T, Mining engineering. Metallurgy, TN1-997
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