Design of a Stratified Cooling Channel

by R. E. Baddour, Univ of Western Ontario, London, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


Cooling ponds are used for managing waste heat discharges. Cooling ponds are, however, expensive to construct and operate. A cooling channel is studied as an alternative means of managing thermal discharges. An exchange flow in the cooling channel leads to higher dilution rates. A thermal-hydraulic model of the cooling channel, with a nonlinear equation of state, is presented. Computer simulations are used to demonstrate the design of a cooling channel when a temperature constraint is imposed at its outlet.

Subject Headings: Temperature effects | Cooling (wastewater treatment) | Channels (waterway) | Computer models | Thermal analysis | Temperature distribution | Ponds

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