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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2005

Effects of compartmental model structure and long-term inflow on model predictions

Xu S, Wörman Anders, Dverstorp B


Model predictions of solute transport in a wetland were compared with tracer experimental data to illustrate that the number of compartments in a compartmental model should be selected according to certain rules to accurately describe the transport process. If the input pulse is short, the model structure affects the output significantly. The temporal moments of the residence time distribution was obtained from a general solution of the compartmental model in the Laplace domain derived with an arbitrary inflow pollutograph. The variance of the residence time can be used as a useful tool to analyse the effect of model structure and long-term inflow pollutograph on the response of the model predictions

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2005, volume: 40, number: 1, pages: 477-483
Publisher: EDP Sciences

Authors' information

Wörman, Anders
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Energy and Technology
Xu, S
Dverstorp, B

UKÄ Subject classification

Fish and Aquacultural Science
Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use

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