Accession Number:

AD0706216

Title:

DU PONT PLANTS EFFLUENT DISPERSION IN DELAWARE RIVER: HYDRAULIC MODEL INVESTIGATION

Descriptive Note:

Miscellaneous paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1957-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

77.0

Abstract:

Deepwater Point and Carneys Point Plants of the du Pont Company, located on the New Jersey shore of the Delaware River are presently discharging high-acidity, high-density by-products from two retention basins through tide- controlled sluice gates into the Delaware River. The sluice gates open during times of ebbing currents and close during times of flooding currents. Currents adjacent to the shore line in the vicinity of the discharge points are low, and the plant effluents are not being rapidly and efficiently dispersed throughout the river water passing the plants. Effluent concentrations in all small embayments and pockets along the New Jersey shore are at time higher in the vicinity of the plants than elsewhere along the shore line. To alleviate this situation it was proposed that the present method of releasing effluent intermittently through the two tidal sluice gates be changed to a continuous release method utilizing pipes extending into the river along the channel bottom.

Subject Categories:

  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE