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Main Title Mathematical model for multiple cooling tower plumes /
Author Wu, Frank H. Y.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Koh, Robert C. Y.,
CORP Author California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena. W. M. Keck Lab. of Hydraulics and Water Resources.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/7-78-102; EPA-R-803989-01-1
Stock Number PB-286 364
OCLC Number 04318809
Subjects Cooling towers--Environmental aspects ; Plumes (Fluid dynamics)--Mathematical models ; Thermal pollution of rivers, lakes, etc--Mathematical models
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Cooling towers ; Plumes ; Mathematical models ; Moisture ; Computerized simulation ; Numerical integration ; Integral equations ; Computer programs ; Runge-Kutta method ; Temperature ; Cooling systems ; Cooling waters ; Thermal pollution ; Humidity ; Fortran ; Diffusion modeling ; Point sources ; IBM-370/158 computers
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-7-78-102 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/08/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/7-78-102 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/05/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-78-102 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-7-78-102 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/25/1998
ESAD  EPA 600-7-78-102 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-286 364 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xiii, 119 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
A mathematical model is developed for the prediction of plume properties such as excess plume temperature, humidity and liquid phase moisture (water droplet), plume trajectory, width, and dilution at the merging locations and the beginning and ending points of the visible part of the plumes. Detailed printout and contour plots of excess temperature and moisture distribution can also be obtained if desired. Based on comparison with laboratory data this model gives good predictions for the case of dry plumes (no moisture involved). It should be noted that several empirical coefficients are as yet not accurately known. Verification of this model for the wet plume (such as for prototype cooling tower plumes) and the determination of the values for these empirical coefficients to be used in prototype applications must await detailed comparison with field data.
"June 1978." "Grant No. EPA (5)--R-803989-01-1." "Project Officer: Mostafa A. Shirazi, Modeling and Analysis Branch. Includes bibliographical references (pages 59-61).