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Three-dimensional Simulation Of Pollutant Dispersion Phenomena In The Sea Induced By Offshore Aquaculture Plant

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP030431

Volume

65

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

575 kb

Author(s)

F. Cioffi, E. Pasero & G. Cannata

Abstract

Three-dimensional simulation of pollutant dispersion phenomena in the sea induced by offshore aquaculture plant F. Cioffi, E. Pasero & G. Cannata Dipartimento di Idraulica, Trasporti e Strade, Universith degli Studi di Roma Za Sapienza : Italy. Abstract The results of three-dimensional simulations of pollutant dispersion and transport phenomena induced by an offshore aquaculture plant located in the Gulf of Gaeta are analysed. Wind-forced hydrodynamic fields in the gulf are obtained by integrating motion equations in their complete three-dimensional and unsteady form with the finite volume method in an unstructured calculus grid, which allows to represent the complex morphology of natural environment object of the present study and monitor the evolution of fiee surface. Concentration fields are obtained by integrating, with the same technique, mass balance equations for pollutant. The results of simulations carried out for two different configurations, relating to dispersion phenomena on a dai

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