WIT Press


Analysis Of Sea Current And Diffusion Data At A Sub- Marine Sewerage Outfall

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

15

Pages

11

Published

1996

Size

1,032 kb

Paper DOI

10.2495/CENV960161

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

P. Veltri, A.F. Morosini, M. Maiolo & E.P. Carratelli

Abstract

One of the most important environmental problems in Southern Mediterranean countries is the impact of the sea sewer outfalls, and specially so in fair weather summer conditions when slow, but quickly varying currents, strong density stratification and low turbulence levels cause pollution patterns that cannot be easily foreseen or explained by conventional plume diffusion models. The high sensitivity of the flow structure to local and temporal changes also accounts for the erratic data on pollutant concentration as collected by local health authorities and even research workers in the biological and chemical marine environment. Reliable data based on field experiments are

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