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Observed rise of visible plumes from hyperbolic natural draft cooling towers

Abstract

The behavior of natural draft cooling tower plumes and related meteorological variables have been measured from aircraft near three major plants of the American Electric Power System. The rise of those plumes which persisted long enough to reach a stabilized height depended primarily upon the height of the capping inversion aloft. All such plumes rose to elevations of 425 m or more above grade. No significant relationships between plume rise and wind speed, plant load, or ambient temperature were found. We conclude that simple temperature humidity soundings in the vicinity of the towers would serve as effective predictors of plume rise and persistence.
Authors:
Brennan, P T; [1]  Seymour, D E; Butler, M J; Kramer, M L; Smith, M E; Frankenberg, T T
  1. Smith-Singer Meteorologists, Inc., Amityville, NY
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1976
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-77-069936
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Atmos. Environ.; (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 10:6
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; AIR POLLUTION; FORECASTING; NATURAL DRAFT COOLING TOWERS; PLUMES; HEIGHT; AERIAL MONITORING; CORRELATIONS; HUMIDITY; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; METEOROLOGY; POWER PLANTS; STABILIZATION; TEMPERATURE EFFECTS; THERMAL EFFLUENTS; WIND; COOLING TOWERS; DIMENSIONS; MONITORING; POLLUTION; 500400* - Environment, Atmospheric- Thermal Effluents Monitoring & Transport- (-1989); 200201 - Fossil-Fueled Power Plants- Waste Management- Thermal Effluents
OSTI ID:
7120636
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: ATENB
Submitting Site:
TIC
Size:
Pages: 425-431
Announcement Date:
May 01, 1977

Citation Formats

Brennan, P T, Seymour, D E, Butler, M J, Kramer, M L, Smith, M E, and Frankenberg, T T. Observed rise of visible plumes from hyperbolic natural draft cooling towers. United Kingdom: N. p., 1976. Web. doi:10.1016/0004-6981(76)90022-6.
Brennan, P T, Seymour, D E, Butler, M J, Kramer, M L, Smith, M E, & Frankenberg, T T. Observed rise of visible plumes from hyperbolic natural draft cooling towers. United Kingdom. doi:10.1016/0004-6981(76)90022-6.
Brennan, P T, Seymour, D E, Butler, M J, Kramer, M L, Smith, M E, and Frankenberg, T T. 1976. "Observed rise of visible plumes from hyperbolic natural draft cooling towers." United Kingdom. doi:10.1016/0004-6981(76)90022-6. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.1016/0004-6981(76)90022-6.
@misc{etde_7120636,
title = {Observed rise of visible plumes from hyperbolic natural draft cooling towers}
author = {Brennan, P T, Seymour, D E, Butler, M J, Kramer, M L, Smith, M E, and Frankenberg, T T}
abstractNote = {The behavior of natural draft cooling tower plumes and related meteorological variables have been measured from aircraft near three major plants of the American Electric Power System. The rise of those plumes which persisted long enough to reach a stabilized height depended primarily upon the height of the capping inversion aloft. All such plumes rose to elevations of 425 m or more above grade. No significant relationships between plume rise and wind speed, plant load, or ambient temperature were found. We conclude that simple temperature humidity soundings in the vicinity of the towers would serve as effective predictors of plume rise and persistence.}
doi = {10.1016/0004-6981(76)90022-6}
journal = {Atmos. Environ.; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {10:6}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1976}
month = {Jan}
}