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Title: Evaluation of a proposed chemical treatment lock for the control of aquatic invasive species in the Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS)
Authors: Medina, Victor F.
Killgore, K. Jack
Hoover, Jan Jeffrey, 1954-
Keywords: Introduced organisms
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC;WQTN-18-1
Abstract: The purpose of this report is to review the concept of developing a special channel near the Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS) to treat ship and barge traffic headed towards Lake Michigan with chlorinated water, minimizing the movement of aquatic invasive species (AIS) into the Great Lakes. This concept was proposed in a white paper titled Conceptual Aquatic Invasive Species Treatment System for the Chicago Area Waterways, which was prepared by CH2M for the Nature Conservancy (CH2M 2016). Victor Medina is an environmental engineer with a strong background in water treatment including disinfection, Jack Killgore and Jan Jeffrey Hoover are research fishery biologists who are experts in AIS, particularly the Asian Carp. All are members of the Environmental Laboratory (EL) of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC). This project identifies several critical concerns that should be considered before pursuing such a course. All issues could be conceivably addressed with additional studies and/or extensive engineering. That said, some of the identified issues may be challenging to overcome.
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