Effects of Cooling Water Discharge on Primary Production and Composition of Bottom Fauna in a Fjord



The increasing number and size of power stations result in an increase of discharges of cooling water. It is, therefore, necessary to develop instruments for calculating ecological effects of these cooling water discharges. When such instruments are developed, it is possible to make rational decisions on topics like location of power stations and their discharges and limits to the amount of discharges. In this chapter, two types of instruments for calculating the ecological effects of cooling water discharges are described.


Water Discharge Water Exchange Excess Temperature Bottom Fauna Cold Water Species 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Water Quality Research InstituteSøborgDenmark

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