In: Acta Hydrologica Slovaca, vol. 18, no. 1
Marek Sokáč - Yvetta Velísková
Localization of pollution sources – inverse task in pollution transport
Year, pages: 2017, 49 - 56
Keywords: pollution source, localisation, inverse task, on-line monitoring, dispersion, watercourse
Original source URL: http://www.ih.sav.sk/ah
Paper describes the current knowledge and possible methods to solve the inverse task of the pollution transport in watercourses. Inverse pollution transport task in watercourses arises in cases when place of the pollution entry into a watercourse is unknown (e.g. breakdown pollution leakage, ecological accident along a watercourse), but we know the pollution concentration time course in the monitoring profile. Solutions of such defined task are characterized by a high degree of uncertainty because the boundary conditions are not known: besides that, pollution source location is unknown, discharged amount of pollutant and the time course of the pollutant concentration in the efflux are unknown or unclear, as well. Problematic can be also to determine the hydraulic conditions in a watercourse as well as the dispersion parameters. Paper contains a definition of inverse task, brief description and categorisation of the methods used for solving inverse problems of pollution transport in watercourses, as well as the analysis of the problems and errors arising in solving of inverse tasks and proposed solution concept.
How to cite:
Sokáč, M., Velísková, Y. 2017. Localization of pollution sources – inverse task in pollution transport. In Acta Hydrologica Slovaca, vol. 18, no.1, pp. 49-56. 2644-6291 (printed until 2018).
Sokáč, M., Velísková, Y. (2017). Localization of pollution sources – inverse task in pollution transport. Acta Hydrologica Slovaca, 18(1), 49-56. 2644-6291 (printed until 2018).