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Main Title Thermal Fluid-Mechanical Model for Estimation of Power Plant Inpact on a Stratified Lake.
Author Moor, F. K. ; Jaluri, Y. ;
CORP Author Cornell Univ., Ithaca, N.Y. Water Resources and Marine Sciences Center.
Year Published 1971
Report Number DI-14-31-0001-3232; OWRR-A-034-NY; 06023,; A-034-NY(1)
Stock Number PB-216 804
Additional Subjects ( Cayuga Lake ; Limnology) ; ( Water pollution ; Heat) ; ( Lakes ; Heat flux) ; Cooling water ; Mathematical models ; Dilution ; Stratification ; Thermoclines ; Periodic variations ; Temperature ; Mixing ; Oxygen ; Dissolved gases ; Thermal pollution ; Epilimnion ; Hypolimnion ; Oligetropy
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NTIS  PB-216 804 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 34p
The natural thermal cycle of a stratified water body used for power-plant cooling will be disturbed both by heat addition and the mixing effect of withdrawal and return. A perturbation analysis for these effects is made with a model based on the assumption that a Richardson number is constant at the base of any stratified layer. On a further assumption about the profiles of wind-driven return currents, constant heat flux from the layer is inferred. This heat flux, and the diffusion coefficient at the thermocline, are the critical parameters of the simple, one-dimensional, line-segment model, and are chosen to give good imitation of the known natural cycle of Cayuga Lake. The model is then perturbed in terms of both heat flux and diffusion of give power-plant impact for that lake. Both transient and final cycle changes of summer and winter temperatures and stratification and overturn are calculated. (Author Modified Abstract)