The numerical modeling for the cool
water outfall discharge from the LNG Plant is undertaken using CORMIX to evaluate
the design of diffuser for discharge. The hydrodynamic data tide and currents
are used inputs to the model. It is then calibrated using monitored data. The software has been
run to calculate the mixing zone and dilution patterns for various flow conditions.
Model result shows that ambient condition is achieved within 64 m from the proposed outfall
locations. From the results of the modeling studies it can be concluded that
the proposed diffuser design and outfall locations are suitable for all tide
conditions. It also shows that there is no significant impact on the marine
life due to the proposed cool water discharge, beyond the small area around the
discharge location, as the parameters are attaining near ambient water quality within the
acceptable space and time.
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Nigam, S. , Rao, B. and Srivastava, A. (2013) Effect of Thermal Discharge of Cool Water Outfall from Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Plant into Sea Using CORMIX. Journal of Computer and Communications
, 1-5. doi: 10.4236/jcc.2013.14001
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