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Technion Israel Ports
Cooling Water Circulation

Cooling Water Circulation

Coastal facilities and power plants rely on sea water for removal of surplus heat from the core. However, for efficient operation, it is essential to ensure that the discharged hot water does not circulate back to the intake. Heat engines in thermal power plants require cooling, to turn heat energy into mechanical energy (and then, via a turbine-connected generator, to electrical energy). This is an unavoidable physical principle and this technology usually uses water for cooling and the surplus heat is then discharged to the environment. The main concern in the considered studies is the excess seawater temperature at the power station intakes.

CAMERI specializes in modeling cooling water circulation and mapping the hot water plume. In addition, CAMERI engineers have experience in dealing with combined phenomena in which cooling water are discharge with or in close proximity to desalination brine, chemical discharges etc. and to assess the combined spreading circulation and dilution behavior .