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Title: An Experiment in Preventing Zebra Mussel Settlement Using Electro-Expulsive Separation Technology
Authors: Mulherin, Nathan D.
Miller, Andrew C.
Keywords: Aquatic nuisance
Electro-expulsive separation
Electromechanical system
Underwater structures protection systems
Zebra mussel
Publisher: Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special Report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/CRREL SR-03-2
Abstract: The authors attempted to evaluate the effectiveness of an electromechanical method to prevent nuisance infestation by aquatic zebra mussels. A prototype “electro-expulsive separation” system was constructed, installed at a field site, and monitored during the 2002 summer and fall seasons. Data collected during the program were limited by system failures and an unexplained general lack of mussel infestation at the test site. However, such a system is highly efficient to operate, and may be effective in controlling mussel infestation. Data on system operational cost are presented, but additional testing is needed to verify system effectiveness. Because of lack of funding, follow-on work could not be conducted at this time.
Description: Special Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CRREL SR-03-2
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
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