Modelling Escherichia coli concentrations in the tidal Scheldt river and estuary.

@article{Brauwere2011ModellingEC,
  title={Modelling Escherichia coli concentrations in the tidal Scheldt river and estuary.},
  author={Anouk de Brauwere and Benjamin de Brye and Pierre Servais and Julien Passerat and Eric Deleersnijder},
  journal={Water research},
  year={2011},
  volume={45 9},
  pages={2724-38}
}
Recent observations in the tidal Scheldt River and Estuary revealed a poor microbiological water quality and substantial variability of this quality which can hardly be assigned to a single factor. To assess the importance of tides, river discharge, point sources, upstream concentrations, mortality and settling a new model (SLIM-EC) was built. This model was first validated by comparison with the available field measurements of Escherichia coli (E. coli, a common fecal bacterial indicator… CONTINUE READING