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dc.contributor.authorGantzer, Paul Anthonyen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:37:48Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:37:48Zen
dc.date.issued2002-05-09en
dc.identifier.otheretd-05212002-163729en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/33052en
dc.description.abstractStratification 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, thus increasing cost and the potential production of DBPâ s, while the release of phosphorous results in algal blooms the following year. Spring Hollow Reservoir, located in Roanoke County, Virginia is a deep reservoir that undergoes stratification during the summer months. During 1997 Roanoke County purchased a bubble-plume diffuser from Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to oxygenate the hypolimnion to maintain long-term water quality. Spring Hollow currently operates the diffuser, with compressed air, during late summer months when DO levels in the hypolimnion reach approximately 4 mg/L. Observations during oxygenation have identified changing DO addition rates during diffuser operation and changing DO depletion rates following termination of oxygenation. Future research should focus on developing a quantitative understanding of the changing rates as they are related to diffuser induced oxygen demand.en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartGantzer_thesis_submit.pdfen
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dc.subjectOxygenationen
dc.subjectThermoclineen
dc.subjectDiffuseren
dc.subjectHypolimnionen
dc.subjectAerationen
dc.titleDiffuser Operations at Spring Hollow Reservoiren
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentCivil Engineeringen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineeringen
dc.contributor.committeechairLittle, John C.en
dc.contributor.committeememberDymond, Randel L.en
dc.contributor.committeememberGallagher, Daniel L.en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05212002-163729/en
dc.date.sdate2002-05-21en
dc.date.rdate2003-05-28en
dc.date.adate2002-05-28en


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