PIVER: Prediction of the Impact of industrial wastewater on rivers
September 2020 – March 2021
This project received funding support under the “Innovative Business Associations” framework (AEIs). This program supports to strenghten innovation clusters and is also alligned with the european strategy for competitiveness through innovation.
The groups that can benefit from this aid are those entities whose innovative potential and critical mass is enogh to get the recognition from the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism through their registration in the Register of Innovative Business Groups.
- Objective 1. Characterize the discharge into the river in detail, including its chemical properties (composition, reactions, molecular diffusivity, etc.) and its physical properties (flow rates and outlet velocities, location of the discharge in the river, etc.). This action will provide the subsequent mathematical models with accurate information.
- Objective 2. Characterize the receiving environment. The receiving medium will be analyze obtaining information on its physical and chemical properties. A correct characterization of these properties is mandatory to achieve good results in the following simulation models.
- Objective 3. Model the the spill into the river. With all the information related to the spill and the receiving environment, a computer model will be made, in both 2 and 3 dimensions, with will predict the dispersion of the different pollutants and thus estimating the scope of the mixing zone. It is important to mention that the model will be validated using the data obtained through specific analytics and information provided by drones.
- Objective 4. Determine the optimal way to introduce the spill into the river. After carrying out the simulations and their subsequent validation, a robust and reliable model will be available to optimize the location and the way in which the spill is carried out and thus minimize its impact on the river
PT1 – Project coordination and dissemination.
PT2 – Characterization of discharges and the receiving environment.
PT3 – Simulations using 2D and CFD software.
PT4 – Validation of the model.
PT5 – Proposals for corrective measures.
This project will be developed between September 2020 and March 2021.