Computational Studies of Confined Submerge Fan to Circulate and Oxygenate Hypolimnetic Layer in Hydro Power Reservoirs

Authors

  • Muhammad Umar Mushtaq Department of Chemical and Energy Sustainability, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Malaysia.
  • Khairuddin Sanaullah Department of Chemical and Energy Sustainability, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Malaysia.
  • Andrew Ragai Henry Rigit Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and Energy Sustainability, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Malaysia.
  • Afrasyab Khan Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and Energy Sustainability, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Malaysia.
  • Harunal Rejan Ramji Department of Chemical and Energy Sustainability, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Malaysia.

Keywords:

Thermal Stratification, Deficient Oxygen, Aeration, Submerged Fan, CFD Simulations,

Abstract

The oxygen level is deficient at the depth of the lakes or reservoirs due to thermal stratification. Due to deficient oxygen level at the bottom of thermal stratified lakes, the reduction reactions occur that form hydrogen sulphide, iron, phosphorous and other compounds which are harmful to the water quality, fish life as well as dam or reservoir structures and other species. Hypolimnetic aeration and oxygenation systems can be used for this purpose to prevent the formation of harmful substances. A prototype design of submerged fan will be used to penetrate at maximum depth of the lakes or reservoirs and find the velocity of the submerged fan through CFD simulations.

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Published

2017-12-07

How to Cite

Mushtaq, M. U., Sanaullah, K., Henry Rigit, A. R., Khan, A., & Ramji, H. R. (2017). Computational Studies of Confined Submerge Fan to Circulate and Oxygenate Hypolimnetic Layer in Hydro Power Reservoirs. Journal of Telecommunication, Electronic and Computer Engineering (JTEC), 9(3-10), 9–12. Retrieved from https://jtec.utem.edu.my/jtec/article/view/3146