1st Edition

Numerical Simulation of Effluent Discharges Applications with OpenFOAM

    126 Pages 64 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Numerical Simulation of Effluent Discharges: Applications with OpenFOAM provides a resource for understanding the effluent discharge mechanisms and the approaches for modeling them. It bridges the gap between academia and industry with a focused approach in CFD modeling and providing practical examples and applications. With a detailed discussion on performing numerical modeling of effluent discharges in various ambient waters and with different discharge configurations, the book covers the application of OpenFOAM in effluent discharge modeling.


    • Discusses effluent discharges into various ambient waters with different discharge configurations.
    • Focuses on numerical modeling of effluent discharges.
    • Covers the fundamentals in predicting the mixing characteristics of effluents resulting from desalination plants.
    • Reviews the past CFD studies on the effluent discharge modeling thoroughly.
    • Provides guidance to researchers and engineers on the future steps in modeling of effluent discharges.
    • Includes an introduction to OpenFOAM and its application in effluent discharge modeling.

    The book will benefit both academics and professional engineers practicing in the area of environmental fluid mechanics and working on the effluent discharge modeling.

    Chapter 3 of this book is available for free in PDF format as Open Access from the individual product page at www.routledge.com. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

    1. Introduction. 2. An Introduction to Numerical Modeling. 3. An Introduction to OpenFOAM. 4. Applications. 5. Appendix.


    Majid Mohammadian is a Professor at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran and his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Laval University, Canada. He has several years of consulting experience in numerical modeling of flow and sediment in dam reservoirs, rivers, and hydraulic structures. Upon completing his Ph.D., he worked as an NSERC postdoctoral fellow (2006–2007) in Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University. He also worked as an NSERC postdoctoral fellow (2007–2008) for Environment Canada, and as a research scientist (2008–2009) in the Department of Earth, Atmosphere and Planetary Sciences at MIT. According to Scopus, he has published 110 papers.

    Hossein Kheirkhah Gildeh is a graduate student in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Ottawa, Canada. His research is mainly focused on the dispersion and mixing of effluent discharges into large water bodies. Along with his research, Mr. Kheirkhah Gildeh practices as a water resources engineering consulting engineer for Golder Associates Ltd. His other research interests include environmental fluid mechanics, computational fluid dynamics, turbulence models in effluent discharges, river and coastal engineering, dam breach analysis and OpenFOAM modeling. He has published six journal papers.

    Xiaohui Yan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Water Resources Engineering at the Dalian University of Technology, China. He received his B.Sc in Agricultural Water Resources Engineering from Shenyang Agricultural University, China and his M.A.Sc and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He has worked as a research associate and postdoctoral fellow at the University of Ottawa. He also worked as an engineer and vice head of the Research Center at Zhuanghe City Water Resources Construction Survey and Design Institute. He has published 16 journal papers during his Ph.D. study.