Oil Discharge and Transport in a Natural River

Tomas Ekström1,Klara Linden2
1Carl Bro AB Energy, 2Lunds University

A discharge of hydraulic oil is assumed from an hydroelectric power station. The oil is let out through the outlet from the turbines and is spread into the river. The flow of water, or more correctly, the solution of water and oil, is calculated by Navier-Stoke equation for incompressible fluids. The concentration of oil is calculated by a mass-balance equation. It is assumed that oil is absorbed to the river-bank by a certain boundary condition in the mass-balance.