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Main Title Diffusion in the Vicinity of Standard-Design Nuclear Power Plants--II: Wind-Tunnel Evaluation of Building-Wake Characteristics.
Author Payne, Al W. ; Snyder, William H. ; Binkowski, Francis S. ; Watson, Jr, James E. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA-600/J-81-416;
Stock Number PB83-189126
Additional Subjects Nuclear power plants ; Radioactive contaminants ; Simulation ; Flow visualization ; Wakes ; Buildings ; Reprints ; Radioactive effluents ; Atmospheric dispersion ; Atmospheric boundary layer ; Light water reactors
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NTIS  PB83-189126 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 18p
Laboratory experiments were conducted to simulate radiopollutant effluents released to the atmosphere from two standard-design nuclear power plants. The main objective of the study was to compare the dispersion in the wakes of the plants with that in a simulated atmospheric boundary layer. Dispersion functions are determined that describe the spread of the effluent plume in the wake of each plant. These dispersion functions are described by power laws. They are determined for three incident wind angles and the number of stacks associated with each plant. Lateral plume spread was directly related to the silhouette area of the plants. A graphical technique is presented relating the lateral dispersion to the associated silhouette area of the building or building complex.