Articles | Volume 23, issue 1
Research article
31 Jan 2019
Research article |  | 31 Jan 2019

A parsimonious transport model of emerging contaminants at the river network scale

Elena Diamantini, Stefano Mallucci, and Alberto Bellin

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The description of pharmaceutical fate and transport introduced into a watershed is a challenging topic, especially because of the possible adverse effects on human health. In addition, an accurate estimation of solute sources and routes is still missing. This study uses a new promising modeling approach to predict pharmaceutical concentrations in rivers. Results show an interesting relationship between solute concentrations in waters and touristic fluxes.