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  1. RIVRISK : A model to assess potential human health and ecological risks from chemical and thermal releases into rivers.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Inernational Clean Water Conference. La Jolla, California USA, 1995/11/28.

    RIVRISK, an interactive Windows-based model, predicts ambient chemical concentrations, human health and ecological risks, and water temperatures due to chemical and thermal releases into rivers.

    RIVRISK simulates chemicals that enter rivers from pipes, through submerged diffusers, from groundwater seepage, and atmospheric plume deposition.

    Human health risks are calculated for up to 16 pathways via exposure routes of dermal contact, ingestion, and inhalation.

    Ecological risks are evaluated for aquatic organisms by comparing the river water concentration to a water quality criterion for freshwater organisms.

    Monte Carlo analyses of ambient concentrations and temperatures can also be performed based on uniform distributions or user-defined histograms of varied parameters.

    To illustrate the various features of the model, RIVRISK was applied to a case study based on the Glen Lyn Power Plant located along the New River in Virginia.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Pollution eau, Cours eau, Pollution chimique, Pollution thermique, Effluent liquide, Effluent gazeux, Analyse risque, Prédiction, Ecotoxicologie, Modèle, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Milieu eau douce, RIVRISK

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Water pollution, Stream, Chemical pollution, Thermal pollution, Liquid effluent, Gaseous effluent, Risk analysis, Prediction, Ecotoxicology, Models, United States, North America, America, Freshwater environment

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0406425

    Code Inist : 002A14D05E. Création : 10/04/1997.