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Simulation of ecological impacts of the new outer-harbour development in Zeebrugge
Roovers, P.; Ozer, J.; Mommaerts, J.-P.; Adam, Y.A. (1984). Simulation of ecological impacts of the new outer-harbour development in Zeebrugge. Wat. Sci. Tech. 16: 441-446
In: Water Science and Technology. IWA Publishing: Oxford. ISSN 0273-1223, more
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Keywords
    Dispersion; Environmental effects; Harbours; Heavy metals; Hydrodynamics; Marine pollution; Mathematical models; Pollution effects; Simulation; Tidal effects; ANE, Belgium, Brugge, Zeebrugge Harbour [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • Roovers, P.
  • Ozer, J., more
  • Mommaerts, J.-P., more
  • Adam, Y.A.

Abstract
    The new outer-harbour in Zeebrugge is to be protected by jetties extending 1,750 m seaward, This development will alter the local distribution of tidal and residual currents. Such hydrodynamic changes will, in turn, affect the dispersion pattern of dissolved and particular matters in the vicinity of Zeebrugge. A mathematical model is presented, which simulates the dispersion - before and after outer harbour development - of dissolved organic matters, faecal bacteria and heavy metals, which are indicative of, respectively domestic, human, and industrial pollutions.

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