Identification of optimum outfall location for desalination plant in the coastal waters off Tuticorin, India

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dc.contributor.author DineshKumar, P.K.
dc.contributor.author NaveenKumar, K.R.
dc.contributor.author Muraleedharan, K.R.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-05T09:24:34Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-05T09:24:34Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of Environmental Research, vol.8(1); 2014; 69-78.
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/4450
dc.description.abstract Behaviour of the dilution characteristics of the coastal waters off Tuticorin is presented in the background of setting up of a desalination plant. Simulations of dispersion and spreading of the proposed discharges has been carried out. Scenarios of dilutions were assessed based on the results of a 2D model using the advection-dispersion theory. It is observed that under prevailing currents in the region, the dispersion of the discharge will be advected away as a combined plume. Ambient conditions are found achieved in close proximity zones within the discharge location and thus there will not be any changes in the water quality in the adjacent coastal waters. Model validation results showed that the values are well in agreement with the observed values. It is suggested that the offshore waters at a distance of 2 Km away from the coastline could be considered as optimum where the environmental impact on the ecosystem due to the disposal operations is considered to be minimum
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher University of Tehran
dc.rights Copyright [2013]. All efforts have been made to respect the copyright to the best of our knowledge. Inadvertent omissions, if brought to our notice, stand for correction and withdrawal of document from this repository.
dc.subject desalination plants
dc.subject environmental assessment
dc.subject salinity effects
dc.subject simulation
dc.subject mathematical models
dc.subject dilution
dc.subject outfalls
dc.subject site selection
dc.title Identification of optimum outfall location for desalination plant in the coastal waters off Tuticorin, India
dc.type Journal Article


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