Oxygen transfer at spillways

Alan J. Rindels, John S. Gulliver

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A relationship for oxygen transfer efficiency, E, at spillways and gated spillways with a hydraulic jump or plunge pool, has been developed from conceptual considerations and fit to measurements from 37 field surveys, with a standard error of 0.07 in units of E. Total head difference, specific discharge, and the depth of jet penetration into the plunge pool were all found to be important parameters for determination of E. The relationship was verified on eight measurements of oxygen transfer efficiency quoted in the literature, with a standard error of 0.16 in units of E.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAir-Water Mass Transfer
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0872628469
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Event2nd International Symposium on Gas Transfer at Water Surfaces - Minneapolis, MN, USA
Duration: Sep 11 1990Sep 14 1990

Publication series

NameAir-Water Mass Transfer


Other2nd International Symposium on Gas Transfer at Water Surfaces
CityMinneapolis, MN, USA


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