To mitigate coastal erosion and harbors siltation, new strategies are required in the immediate term. In fact, even if many traditional solutions are available, their application is usually limited due to economic, environmental and social reasons. This situation is particularly evident in the case of small marinas or in those areas where the local economy is strongly affected by harbor operation such as in the case of the port of the municipality of Cervia (Italy). To solve the problem occurred in this specific case, an innovative device, called the “ejector”, is proposed and implemented in a dedicated experimental plant characterized by low operative costs and no environmental impact. Starting from the description of the technology, the paper aims to show the ejector’s potentials with respect to siltation and erosion problems. For the purpose the first results derived from the application in the case study at the municipality of Cervia are reported.

Coastal erosion mitigation through ejector devices application

Bianchini A.;Guzzini A.;Pellegrini M.
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Saccani C.;Gaeta M. G.;Archetti R.
2020

Abstract

To mitigate coastal erosion and harbors siltation, new strategies are required in the immediate term. In fact, even if many traditional solutions are available, their application is usually limited due to economic, environmental and social reasons. This situation is particularly evident in the case of small marinas or in those areas where the local economy is strongly affected by harbor operation such as in the case of the port of the municipality of Cervia (Italy). To solve the problem occurred in this specific case, an innovative device, called the “ejector”, is proposed and implemented in a dedicated experimental plant characterized by low operative costs and no environmental impact. Starting from the description of the technology, the paper aims to show the ejector’s potentials with respect to siltation and erosion problems. For the purpose the first results derived from the application in the case study at the municipality of Cervia are reported.
Bianchini A., Guzzini A., Pellegrini M., Saccani C., Gaeta M.G., Archetti R.
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