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Proceedings 2018, 2(23), 1463; https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2231463

Fluid-Dynamic Study of the Avilés Port. Remedial Measures on the Environmental Impact of the Exterior Storage of Powdery Products

ITMA Materials Technology, Engineering Area, Calafates 11, 33417 Avilés, Asturias, Spain
Presented at the 2nd International Research Conference on Sustainable Energy, Engineering, Materials and Environment (IRCSEEME), Mieres, Spain, 25–27 July 2018.
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Published: 8 November 2018
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Ports are one of the most commonly used places to perform the exterior storage of powdery products and as a consequence their surrounding areas usually face important problems of pollution. The Avilés Port, located in Asturias at the centre of the northern coast of Spain, asked for a fluid-dynamic study of their docks under the hypothesis of maximum capacity of powdery products, considering different piles of carbon, clinker, zinc concentrate and phosphates, in order to analyse: (a) the environmental impact under the two predominant winds in the port, east and north-east at the maximum wind speed, (b) different options of wind fences (location, gap to the piles, height and porosity) as a remedial measure, (c) the environmental impact of placing the proper wind fences along all the docks. The analyses were carried out by means of numerical simulation using the software ANSYS-CFX® and according to EPA “AP-42. Compilation of Air Pollutant Emission Factors” showed a pollutant emission reduction of 50% using the final strategy of wind fences decided by the Avilés Port Authority.
Keywords: port pollution; fluid-dynamic; simulation port pollution; fluid-dynamic; simulation
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Guerrero, M.A.; Cordero, R.; Jorge, J.; Vigil, F.J. Fluid-Dynamic Study of the Avilés Port. Remedial Measures on the Environmental Impact of the Exterior Storage of Powdery Products. Proceedings 2018, 2, 1463.

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