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Field Demonstration for Mechanical Control of Zebra Mussels

Varied chemicals such as chlorine and potassium permanganate have   been commonly used by water utility agencies and power industries in   Lake Erie for controlling zebra mussels in piping systems.  Use of   these chemicals has resulted in adverse consequences against the   protection of Lake Erie. A mechanical device for zebra mussel   control in water conduits was installed at the Avon Lake Water   Plant. The device was based on the mechanical regulation of   dissolved oxygen using a vacuum system.  Results from the   installation of the demonstration device show that the device can   run dependably, dissolved oxygen can be regulated to any desired   level, and no zebra mussels were sighted in the biobox.      (zebra mussel); (zebra mussels); (aquatic invasive species); (AIS);   (ANS); (aquatic nuisance species); (Dreissena polymorpha)

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Scope of Study
Field Investigation
Scale of Phenomena
Organism
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
Lake Erie
State Province
Ohio
Control And Mitigation
Integrated Control Strategy
Annex Numbers
Research & Development
Annex 17
Impact of water quality and AIS on fish and wildlife populations and habitats
General
Annex
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Research & Development
  • Annex 17
    Annex 17
    Impact of water quality and AIS on fish and wildlife populations and habitats

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