Accession Number:

AD0756312

Title:

Present Status of Evaporation Reduction by Chemical Films,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

A review of the literature on the use of chemical films to reduce evaporation in reservoirs was made to determine if these films were suitable for use in Corps of Engineers reservoirs. The literature revealed that the application and maintenance of monomolecular films on large reservoirs present a number of problems yet to be solved. These problems include development of more effective methods of applying and maintaining the film, control of biochemical oxidation, and development of methods of determining the extent of film coverage. Application of the technique of using chemical films as a standard practice for Corps of Engineers reservoirs apparently must await further development. Once the obstacles are overcome, the technique should be of considerable value except for humid areas, particularly for those reservoirs which supply water for industrial andor municipal use. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE