WIT Press


Study Of A Submerged Discharge By Means Of Different Methodologies

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP970471

Volume

20

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

1,090 kb

Author(s)

G. Agate, E. Ghisolfi & S. Brambilla

Abstract

Because of the issuing of a new law concerning a new methodology, of measuring the effects of thermal discharges in the sea, ENEL SpA carried out studies in order to modify the superficial discharges of a few power plants into submerged discharges as the existing superficial ones were unable to diffuse the thermal plume according to the new law requirements. This paper shows the design guidelines and the methodology applied at ENEL-CRIS in order to predict the plume dispersion both in the near field and in the far field in one of the examined power plants, located in a bay with a narrow mouth to the sea. 1 Introduction Thermoelectric power plants need a large quantity of cooling water that is generally pumped, through a plant intake, from a natural water body (sea, lake or river)

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