Alden conducted CFD and physical modeling studies to support the design of the new power plant at the Taweelah Smelter Project in the United Arab Emirates.

A CFD model of the effluent aeration basin was used to simulate flow and develop modifications in order to provide uniform flow within the chambers and ensure optimum mixing.

Physical hydraulic models of the cooling tower, seawater intake, and outfall basin were used to investigate pump approach flow hydraulics. Because hydraulic phenomena which can adversely affect pump performance were found in all three station designs, design modifications were developed that provided acceptable approach flow conditions for the range of the station's operations.

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