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Developing a Model to Assess the Potential Impact of TUM Hydropower Turbines on Small River Ecology
Yao, Weiwei1,2; Chen, Yuansheng1; Yu, Guoan1,2; Xiao, Mingzhong3; Ma, Xiaoyi4,5; Lei, Fakai6
2018-05-01
Source PublicationSUSTAINABILITY
ISSN2071-1050
Volume10Issue:5Pages:16
Corresponding AuthorChen, Yuansheng(chenyuansheng@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractSmall hydropower is a renewable energy technology that is used for electricity generation worldwide, but still has potential for further development. However, during the installation of small hydropower, the ecological impacts of the power plants need to be thoroughly investigated. In addressing the challenges of energy production and minimizing the environmental impacts of small hydropower installation and operation, this study has applied an ecohydraulic model to investigate river hydrodynamics, hydromorphology, habitat, and the population impacts of small hydropower, and presented the Mum River as a case study. Two scenarios were implemented in this research to simulate the hydrodynamic, sedimentation, habitat, and population status in order to assess the potential effects caused by the TUM plant. At the Mum River, two scenarios were proposed: the TUM plant was not considered in scenario S1, but was considered in scenario S2. The model results for scenario S2 indicated that the habitat was suitable for fish species living in the Mum River, with fish population numbers between 4.6 x 10(3) and 6.6 x 10(3). The S2 results indicated that the impacts of the TUM plant were negligible when compared with S1. Although the impact of the TUM plant on the Mum River is relatively large when the discharge is high (19 m(3)/s), calculations based on stable flow shows that the TUM plant could function well on the river ecosystem when the discharge is low or at normal rates. Therefore, this study shows that the TUM plant would be a good option to meet the needs of energy generation whilst having a minimal impact on river habitats and changes in fish species population in similar small rivers and streams.
Keywordsmall-scale hydropower TUM shaft power plant renewable energy ecohydraulic habitat model population model
DOI10.3390/su10051662
WOS KeywordHABITAT SUITABILITY ; SEDIMENT TRANSPORT ; DAM CONSTRUCTION ; POPULATION-MODEL ; COLORADO RIVER ; RAINBOW-TROUT ; POWER-PLANTS ; FISH ; CHINA ; TECHNOLOGY
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Key R&D Program of China[2016YFC0502004] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41661144030] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41571009] ; CCA[2017.07] ; CAS[Y6V60222YZ]
Funding OrganizationNational Key R&D Program of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; CCA ; CAS
WOS Research AreaScience & Technology - Other Topics ; Environmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectGREEN & SUSTAINABLE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY ; Environmental Sciences ; Environmental Studies
WOS IDWOS:000435587100358
PublisherMDPI
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/54602
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorChen, Yuansheng
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Key Lab Environm Remediat, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.TUM, Dept Civil Geo & Environm Engn, Arcisstr 21, D-80333 Munich, Germany
3.Hohai Univ, State Key Lab Hydrol Water Resources & Hydraul En, Nanjing 210098, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
4.Northwest A&F Univ, Coll Water Resources & Architectural Engn, Yangling 712100, Shaanxi, Peoples R China
5.Northwest A&F Univ, Minist Educ, Key Lab Agr Soil & Water Engn Arid Reg, Yangling 712100, Shaanxi, Peoples R China
6.Powerchina Guiyang Engn Corp Ltd, Guiyang 550081, Guizhou, Peoples R China
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Yao, Weiwei,Chen, Yuansheng,Yu, Guoan,et al. Developing a Model to Assess the Potential Impact of TUM Hydropower Turbines on Small River Ecology[J]. SUSTAINABILITY,2018,10(5):16.
APA Yao, Weiwei,Chen, Yuansheng,Yu, Guoan,Xiao, Mingzhong,Ma, Xiaoyi,&Lei, Fakai.(2018).Developing a Model to Assess the Potential Impact of TUM Hydropower Turbines on Small River Ecology.SUSTAINABILITY,10(5),16.
MLA Yao, Weiwei,et al."Developing a Model to Assess the Potential Impact of TUM Hydropower Turbines on Small River Ecology".SUSTAINABILITY 10.5(2018):16.
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