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Main Title Fluid modeling demostration of good-engineering-practice stack height in complex terrain /
Author Snyder, William H. ; Lawson, R. E.
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Author Title of a Work
Lawson, Robert E.
CORP Author Atmospheric Sciences Research Laboratory.
Publisher Atmospheric Sciences Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600-3-85-022
Stock Number PB85-203107
OCLC Number 12433459
Subjects Power-plants--United States ; Fluid mechanics
Additional Subjects Power-plants--United States ; Fluid mechanics ; Mathematical models ; Chimneys ; Terrain ; Air pollution ; Electric power plants ; Boundary layer flow ; Concentration(Composition) ; Plumes ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Atmospheric circulation ; Atmospheric dispersion
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EHAM  EPA/600/3-85/022 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 05/25/2016
EJBD  EPA 600-3-85-022 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/20/2016
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ERAD  EPA 600/3-85/022 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/19/1991
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NTIS  PB85-203107 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ix, 89 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
A demonstration study using fluid modeling to determine the good-engineering-practice (GEP) stack height for a power plant installation in complex terrain is discussed. The site chosen for this demonstration study was the Clinch River Power Plant in southwestern Virginia, and a 1:1920 scale model of surrounding terrain was constructed. Measurements are presented that describe the simulated atmospheric boundary layer structure, plume-dispersion characteristics in that boundary layer, and the maximum ground-level concentration (glc) of effluent downstream from the source, both in the presence of all significant terrain surrounding the plant and in the absence of 'nearby' upwind terrain. Analysis of the maximum glc showed that, in this case, a stack height of 326 m meets the current GEP criteria under 50% plant-load conditions, i.e., the nearby upwind terrain effected an increase of 40% in the maximum ground-level concentration.
"April 1985." Includes bibliographical references (pages 41-42). "EPA/600-3-85-022."