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Main Title Atmospheric Releases from Standardized Nuclear Power Plants: A Wind Tunnel Study.
Author Payne, Al W. ; Snyder, William H. ;
CORP Author Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA-600/3-82-035;
Stock Number PB82-229287
Additional Subjects Atmospheric diffusion ; Radiation hazards ; Environmental impacts ; Nuclear reactor accidents ; Urban areas ; Wind tunnels ; Simulation ; Plumes ; Radioactive effluents ; Atmospheric dispersion ; Light water reactors ; Atmospheric boundary layer
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-229287 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 72p
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 wake of the standardized nuclear power plants with that in a simulated atmospheric boundary layer. A large meteorological wind tunnel was used to simulate a suburban atmospheric boundary layer. The model-prototype scale was 1:300 and the roughness length was approximately 1.0 m full scale. The model boundary layer simulated full scale dispersion from ground level and elevated release points over surfaces of comparable roughness length.