Article Type: Case Report

Published: February, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/EIMBO.2018.01.000511

Journal Name: Examines in Marine Biology & Oceanography

Abstract: A series of laboratory experiments were carried out to investigate the settling behavior of cohesive sediment/mud from Huangmaohai Estuary of the South China Sea. Based on the experimental observations and measurements, the influence of the flocculation phenomenon, tube geometries, initial mud concentration and salinities on the sediment settling velocities were investigated systematically. Experiments showed complex time-varying settling processes of the cohesive sediment in quiescent water, which were divided into two successive stages: