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Sydney Desalination Seawater Concentrate Outfall Laboratory and Field Investigations

Author(s): Brett M. Miller, Granley P. Smith

Linked Author(s): Brett Miller

Keywords: Dense jets, field trials, physical modelling, plumes, Rhodamine.

Abstract: Physical modelling was undertaken as part of the diffuser design of the Sydney Desalination Plant seawater concentrate outfall. Subsequent to the construction, dye dispersion trials were undertaken with the desalination plant operating at full capacity. This paper presents the results and comparison of laboratory and field methodologies, with particular attention to interacting jets. The field observations show how actual conditions can vary from laboratory conditions, but also provide reassurance that the laboratory and numerical predictions are slightly conservative. Both results demonstrate how interacting jets reduce the mixing in the near field


Year: 2017

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