Simulation of transboundary pollutant transport action in the Pearl River delta

Kwok Wing Chau, Y. W. Jiang

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The rapid economic development in The Pearl River delta region (PRDR) has exerted serious potential pollution threats to areas in the vicinity, which have complicated the task of environmental protection in Hong Kong and Macau. In this paper, a three-dimensional numerical pollutant transport model coupled with a synchronised numerical hydrodynamic model, is developed and employed to simulate the unsteady transport of a representative water quality variable chemical oxygen demand in The Pearl River Estuary. It is demonstrated that there exists a transboundary pollutant transport action between Guangdong Province and Hong Kong for the pollutants in the wastewater discharged from PRDR.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1615-1621
Number of pages7
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003


  • Chemical oxygen demand
  • Numerical simulation
  • Pearl River delta
  • Pollution transport
  • Transboundary action
  • Water quality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • General Chemistry


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