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Atmospheric transport of hydrogen sulfide from proposed geothermal power plant (unit 16): predictions by physical modeling in a wind tunnel




Petersen, Ronald L., author
Cermak, Jack E., author
Fluid Dynamics and Diffusion Laboratory, Fluid Mechanics and Wind Engineering Program, Colorado State University, publisher

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Tests were conducted in the Colorado State University environmental wind tunnel facility of the transport and dispersion of the H2S plume emanating from a cooling tower positioned at two locations near Anderson Springs, California. The wind tunnel tests were conducted with a cooling tower and terrain modeled to a scale of 1:1920. The effects of wind direction and wind speed upon the ground-level H2S concentrations in the vicinity of Anderson Springs were established. Data obtained include photographs and motion pictures of smoke plume trajectories and ground-level tracer gas concentrations downwind of the cooling tower.


Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Francisco, California.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 27-28).
March 1977.

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Geothermal power plants -- Environmental aspects -- California -- Lake County
Wind tunnel models
Hydrogen sulfide
Atmospheric diffusion -- Mathematical models


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