Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, vol.30, no.6, pp.7723-7734, 2021 (SCI-Expanded)
The main cause of heated water discharges is the use of seawater as a coolant by power plants and industrial manufacturers. Uncontrolled discharges into the ambient sea water having excess heat, have an adverse effect on the ecosystems. In this study, the near-field dilution and far-field dilution of heated discharges sourced by thermoelectric power plant was modeled. Near-field dilutions are simulated by CORMIX 2 and compared with the HYDROTAM 3D predictions. Following effects of different parameters (total effluent discharge, current and wind velocity) on the near-field dilution of heated discharges are investigated with different scenarios by the numerical models CORMIX2 and HYDROTAM 3D. Far-field dilution is analyzed by HYDROTAM 3D. Wind climate, wave climate and current pattern of Iskenderun Bay are determined also by HYDROTAM 3D and are used as input for the dilution simulations.