Bay-Wide Model Studies for the Boston Ocean Outfall Siting

by Raymond Walton, Ebasco Environmental, United States,
Richard Kossik, Ebasco Environmental, United States,
Robert Kapner, Ebasco Environmental, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Estuarine and Coastal Modeling


Oceanographic data and numerical models were used to evaluate candidate diffuser sites to discharge effluent from Boston's planned secondary treatment plant. The study showed that, while 'worst case' conditions might be the same at the various sites, average conditions were more favorable with increasing distance offshore.

Subject Headings: Numerical models | Numerical analysis | Ocean engineering | Site investigation | Oceanography | Diffusion | Effluents | Flow measurement | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

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