CORMIX is a USEPA-supported mixing zone model
and decision support system for environmental impact assessment of regulatory mixing
zones resulting from continuous point source discharges.
The system emphasizes the role of boundary interaction to predict steady-state mixing behavior and plume geometry.
CORMIX consists of a series of software systems for the analysis, prediction, and design of discharges into watercourses or the atmosphere, with emphasis on steady-state values for the geometry and dilution characteristics of the mixing zone.
The CORMIX methodology contains systems to model
single-port, multiport diffuser discharges and
surface discharge sources.
Effluents considered may be conservative, non-conservative, heated, brine discharges or contain suspended sediments.
Advanced information systems provide documented water quality modeling, NPDES regulatory decision support, visualization of regulatory mixing zones, and tools for outfall specification and design.