publication . Thesis . 2002

Diffuser Operations at Spring Hollow Reservoir

Gantzer, Paul Anthony;
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  • Published: 09 May 2002
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
Stratification is a natural occurrence in deep lakes and reservoirs. This phenomenon results in two distinct layers, the warmer, less dense epilimnion on top and the colder, denser, hypolimnion on the bottom. The epilimnion remains saturated with dissolved oxygen (DO) from mass transfer with the atmosphere, while the hypolimnion continues to undergo oxygen-depleting processes. During seasons of high oxygen demand the hypolimnion often becomes anoxic and results in the release of compounds, such as Iron, Manganese, Hydrogen Sulfide, and Phosphorous from the sediment. Iron, Manganese, and Hydrogen Sulfide can require addition Chlorine for water treatment plants, t...
free text keywords: Oxygenation, Thermocline, Diffuser, Hypolimnion, Aeration
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