Title

Dilution of Toxic Fluids by Dispersion

Abstract

The effects of longitudinal and lateral dispersion on dilution were investigated numerically and experimentally for two-dimensional (confined and unconfined), steady-state flow regimes. The influence of physical-chemical processes was negated experimentally by using ammonium bromide to simulate the toxic fluid. Numerical simulation studies revealed that the package should be structured so it sheds water, thereby preventing oxygen contact and minimizing the water transport medium being activated by diverting the flow around the toxic package. The length of the package should be such that the flow through the surrounding material is encouraged to mix with the discharge of the package, hence dilute the concentrations of the effluent toxic fluid.

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1983 Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME), All rights reserved.

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