Direct-cooled power stations discharge large volumes of heated water. The resulting thermal pollution needs to be assessed for both operational and environmental purposes.
An animation of tidal movement of the heated effluent plume from Hinkley Point power station (IR imagery acquired May 14th 1980):
Modelling and prediction
Pisces have many years' expertise in the modelling and prediction of impacts of thermal discharges, in rivers, lakes, estuaries and fully marine environments, using our own software and the industry-standard CORMIX models - please contact us.