Lateral Spreading of Heated Discharge

by John C. Sonnichsen, Jr., (A.M.ASCE), Development Engr.; WADCO Corp., Richland, WA,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1971, Vol. 97, Issue 3, Pg. 623-630

Document Type: Journal Paper


A study was performed to examine the effect of density variation on the dispersion of effluent released into a fluid field. Using existing U.S. Atomic Energy Commission facilities at Hanford, WA, releases were made under load (heated) and no load (nonheated) conditions. Results obtained from in situ measurements indicate a substantial difference in the effective diffusion coefficient for the heated and nonheated conditions. It is proposed that an explanation of the difference observed follows from the mutual intrusion of two heterogeneous fluids.

Subject Headings: Field tests | Thermal loads | Load factors | Effluents | Diffusion (fluid) | Heterogeneity

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