%0 Journal Article
	%A Cherdvong Saengsupavanich
	%D 2012
	%J International Journal of Environmental and Ecological Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 72, 2012
	%T Predicting and Mitigating Dredging DispersionImpact: A Case of Phuket Port, Thailand
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/9490
	%V 72
	%X Dredging activities inevitably cause sediment
dispersion. In certain locations, where there are important ecological
areas such as mangroves or coral reefs, carefully planning the
dredging can significantly reduce negative impacts. This article
utilizes the dredging at Phuket port, Thailand, as a case study to
demonstrate how computer simulations can be helpful to protect
existing coral reefs. A software package named MIKE21 was
applied. Necessary information required by the simulations was
gathered. After calibrating and verifying the model, various dredging
scenario were simulated to predict spoil movement. The simulation
results were used as guidance to setting up an environmental
measure. Finally, the recommendation to dredge during flood tide
with silt curtains installed was made.
	%P 821 - 826