A rationale for evaluating thermally induced biological effects due to once-through cooling systems

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Issue Date
1977
Authors
Marine Sciences Research Center
Carter, Harry H.
Schubel, J. R.
Wilson, R. E. (Robert E.)
Woodhead, P. M. J.
Publisher
Marine Sciences Research Center, Stony Brook University
Keywords
Marine Sciences. , Atmospheric Sciences. , New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. , Electric power-plants -- Environmental aspects -- New York (State) -- Mathematical models. , Thermal pollution of rivers, lakes, etc. -- New York (State) -- Mathematical models. , Fishes -- Effect of temperature on. , National Sea Grant Program -- New York Sea Grant Institute.
Abstract
from summary and recommendations, "In this report we show how the thermally induced biological effects of power plants with once-through cooling systems can be evaluated in a logical, scientifically defensible manner. First, we used existing models to predict the fields of excess temperature and velocity associated with a power plant sited on a river and an estuary, and to establish the time-excess temperature exposure histories resulting from the interaction of an assumed distribution of organisms with these fields. Next, we developed a new thermal response model to assess the thermal effects of these exposures on these organisms. . ."
Description
65 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. Bibliography.
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