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Field experiment on flow-induced destruction of thermocline in a eutrophic reservoir
Construction. Civil engineering
Oxygen levels in eutrophic water bodies can become rapidly depleted at the presence of stable thermal stratification. The anoxic condition induces the release of nutrients and heavy metals from bottom sediments, leading to water quality problems. In Goten reservoir, we installed two sets of jet flow generator. One jet flow generator transports the water near free surface and eject it near the bottom while the other discharges pumped groundwater near the bottom. Field measurement has been carried out to understand the destratification process by the induced flow and the resultant changes in water quality. It is demonstrated that the jet flow generators accelerate the destratification process considerably and that the spatial distribution of water quality in a horizontal plane shows little difference during the process. It is also found that further improvement with the jet flow generators is necessary to increase more effectively the dissolved oxygen concentration near the bottom.
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Graduate School of Engineering