Differentiation of transport for particulate and dissolved water chemistry load indices in rainfall-runoff from urban source area watersheds
Sheng,Y.; Ying,G.; Sansalone,J.
Journal Of Hydrology (amsterdam)1: 1 2, 144-158
Control of coupled hydrology and pollutant transport from urban areas generally specify a runoff (or rainfall) depth for treatment. Incarnations of such coupled transport and control include the "first flush" and recent, albeit similar, "water quality volume" (WQV) concepts. For a century the first flush, a mass limited behaviour, has been held as the singular transport phenomena for urban areas.