DELWAQ is the engine of the D-Water Quality and D-Ecology programmes of the Delft3D suite. It is based on a rich library from which relevant substances and processes can be selected to quickly put water and sediment quality models together.

The processes library covers many aspects of water quality and ecology, from basic tracers, dissolved oxygen, nutrients, organic matter, inorganic suspended matter, heavy metals, bacteria and organic micro-pollutants, to complex algae and macrophyte dynamics. High performance solvers enable the simulation of long periods, often required to capture the full cycles of the processes being modelled.

The finite volume approach underlying DELWAQ allows it to be coupled to both the structured grid hydrodynamics of the current Delft3D-FLOW engine and the upcoming D-Flow Flexible Mesh engine (1D-2D-3D) of the Delft3D Flexible Mesh Suite (or even other models such as TELEMAC).

'DELWAQ in open source' is our invitation to all leading experts to collaborate in further development and research in the field of water quality, ecology and morphology using Delft3D. Feel free to post your DELWAQ related questions or comments in this dedicated forum space. If you are new to DELWAQ, the tutorial (in the user manual) is a good place to start. A list of DELWAQ related publications is available here.




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Trace metal modelling

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Trace metal modelling
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10/11/16 11:34 AM
Hi there,

Anyone out there that can share some good references regarding trace metal modelling in water with me.
Much appreciated.

Thank you.
RE: Trace metal modelling
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10/17/16 9:54 AMas a reply to S L.
Not sure if we have anything recent, but I can ask around. What kind of water systems are you interested in?
RE: Trace metal modelling
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10/28/16 5:16 AMas a reply to Arjen Markus.
Hi Arjen,

I'm interested in coastal area.
I'm trying to create the substance file just unsure what to include to model trace metal such as lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic.