Documentation For Water Quality Analysis Simulation Program (WASP) And Model Verification Program (MVP)

Di Toro, Dominic M.
Fitzpatrick, James J.
Thomann, Robert V.
Hydroscience, Inc.
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A generalized water quality modeling program and a model verification analysis program have been developed that have application to a wide variety of water resource management problems. The Water Quality Analysis Simulation Program, WASP, is based on the flexible compartment approach. It may be applied to water bodies in a one, two, or three-dimensional configuration, and kinetic models may be structured to include linear and non-linear reactions. The user may choose, via input options, to employ constant or time-variable transport and kinetic processes, as well as point and nonpoint waste discharges. The Model Verification Program, MVP, may be used as an indicator of "goodness of fit" or adequacy of the model as a representation of the real world. To date, WASP has been applied to over twenty water resource management problems. These applications have included one, two and three-dimensional configurations and a number of different physical, chemical and biological modeling frameworks, such as BOD-DO, eutrophication, and toxic substances. A user's manual and program listings have been prepared. The user's manual was oriented towards the system analyst, whose responsiblity it would be to design, develop and debug new kinetic models for end users, as well as the end user who must prepare the data input to the program.
Water Quality Analysis Simulation Program , Model Verification Program