Expert System for Mixing Zone Analysis of Aqueous Discharges (CORMIX1): Further Developments

by Gerhard H. Jirka, Cornell Univ, United States,
Robert L. Doneker, Cornell Univ, United States,

Abstract: Two recent publications have reported the development of the Cornell Mixing Zone Expert System (CORMIX) for the analysis, prediction and design of aqueous toxic or conventional pollutant discharges into water courses, with emphasis on the geometry and dilution characteristics of the initial mixing zone. Subsystem CORMIX1 deals with submerged single port discharges into flowing water environments, and also includes the limiting case of stagnant waterbodies, such as lakes or reservoirs. The minimal hardware configuration for CORMIX1 is at the level of an IBM-PC/XT with printer for hardcopy output. A rigorous flow classification forms the core of the expert system CORMIX1. Once an actual discharge has been classified CORMIX1 employs a sequence of simple sub-models (largely based on dimensional analysis) to provide an overall simulation of the discharge plume and prediction of mixing zone properties.

Subject Headings: Water discharge | Expert systems | Water pollution | Computer software | Geometrics | Dilution | Water flow | Publications

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