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Title: Dead-end channel flushing in harbors
Authors: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Keywords: Flushing
Water velocity
Issue Date: Nov-1983
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Coastal engineering technical note ; CETN-IV-4.
Description: Technical note
Introduction: Flushing uses the natural energy sources available to remove pollutants and suspended sediments from a waterbody. Construction of dead-end channels should be avoided if possible because they have only one boundary open to flow, thus flushing is limited to this single opening. If it is necessary to build a dead-end channel or deal with an existing dead-end channel, it is crucial to utilize the energy available for efficient flushing. Energy losses (such as losses due to roughness elements, bends, changes in cross-sectional area, canal size, and water velocity) should be avoided unless they create mixing which aids in flushing.
Appears in Collections:Technical Note - Section IV Inlets and Estuary Channels

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