Studying Thermal Eutrophication in Cooling Reservoirs of Nuclear Power Plants
Source: Water Resources, Volume 29, Number 5, September 2002 , pp. 561-566(6)
Publisher: MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica
Abstract:The processes of thermal eutrophication of the cooling reservoirs of the Smolensk and Kursk nuclear power plants (NPP) were studied. Data characterizing changes in the concentrations of inorganic forms of nitrogen and phosphates in water during its heating in the NPP cooling system were obtained. Different aspects of the effect of heated water on the production–destruction processes are discussed. The conditions under which the intensity of thermal eutrophication can substantially increase were determined.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Moscow State University, Vorob'evy gory, Moscow, 119922 Russia 2: State Research, Design, and Surveying Institute (Atomenergoproekt), Moscow Division, Volokolamskoe sh. 2, Moscow, 125803 Russia
Publication date: September 1, 2002