SWAT Literature Database for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Title:Integrating organic chemical simulation module into SWAT model with application for PAHs simulation in Athabasca oil sands region, Western Canada 
Authors:Du, X, N.K. Shrestha and J. Wang 
Journal:Environmental Modelling & Software 
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Broad Application Category:hydrologic and pollutant 
Primary Application Category:pollutant cycling/loss and transport 
Secondary Application Category:heavy metal or hydrocarbon loss and transport 
Watershed Description:1,433 km^2 Muskeg River Watershed (MRW) is located in the Athabasca oil sands region in lower part of Athabasca River Basin of northern Alberta, within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. The river is fed by several major tributaries including Jackpine, Muskeg and Wapasu creeks, is a tributary to the Athabasca River, and drains an extensive area of boreal forest wetlands. The MRW is underlain by mineable oil sands which are very important to the economics of Alberta. The MRW contains four operating oil sands mines, which have modified the watershed landuse composition dramatically (Eum et al., 2016). The land change area related to oil sands development in 2015 in the MRW is 238.9 km2 accounting for 16.7% of the total watershed area. 
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Keywords:SWAT model; Organic chemical simulation; Three-phase partition; Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)