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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
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Presented at the 2nd International Research Conference on Sustainable Energy, Engineering, Materials and Environment (IRCSEEME), Mieres, Spain, 25–27 July 2018.
Proceedings 2018, 2(23), 1463; https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2231463
Published: 8 November 2018
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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