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You are here : eLibrary : IAHR World Congress Proceedings : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT : Sediment management and morphodynamics : Experimental study on the impact of salinity on the settling velocity of fine sediment in static wat...
Experimental study on the impact of salinity on the settling velocity of fine sediment in static water
Salt concentration can increase the flocculation of fine-grained sediments in suspension; many relationships
between salinity and settling velocity have been developed in the previous studies. However, these unique relationships
typically have been limited in their appalicability due to their specific conditions. Salt concentration on the impact
process of flocculation and settling for smaller particle and non-natural sand was rarely studied. In this paper, kaolinite is
the constituent mineral of the sediment sample (D10=1 m ; D50=5 m ; D90=29 m ). The experiments were
conducted in a 1.5m high settling column, for different initial concentration of sediment (0.6~17.0 g l-1) and different
NaCl concentration (0~20 g l-1). For each case, samples were collected at 8 times (0, 30, 60, 120, 180, 240, 360 and
1320minutes); settling velocities were calculated on the basis of the time evolution of suspended sediment
concentrations. Settling velocity in direct relation with the increase in NaCl concentration and sediment concentration,
after reaching the best-flocculation NaCl concentration (5.0~7.0 g l-1) and best-flocculation sediment concentration
(4.5~7.0 g l-1), the velocity will decrease before tending to stability.
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Category : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT
Article : Sediment management and morphodynamics
Date Published : 28/08/2015
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