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Title: Artificial destratification of reservoirs : hydraulic laboratory investigation
Authors: Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Environmental and Water Quality Operational Studies (U.S.)
Dortch, Mark S.
Keywords: Density stratification
Reservoir stratification
Water quality
Stratified flow
Hydraulic testing facilities
Laboratory tests
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: Methods of generating mixing in a density-stratified reservoir were experimentally investigated in a laboratory tank. Pneumatic (air bubbling) and hydraulic (water pumping) methods of destratification were studied, but efforts were concentrated on hydraulic destratification. The orientation of the diffuser and intake was found to influence the effectiveness of hydraulic destratification. Experimental results were used to relate mixing time to pumping conditions and reservoir size and stratification. The results are presented with the intent of being used for the planning and preliminary design of hydraulic destratification systems.
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