Mechanical Harvesting of Aquatic Plants. Report 3. Evaluation of the Limnos System.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB
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The U.S. Army Engineer District, Jacksonville, is continuing their efforts toward instituting environmentally compatible, large-scale aquatic plant control and management programs. The Jacksonville District requested that the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station continue their efforts toward implementing an aquatic plant mechanical control system. The program was devoted to 1 defining a conceptual framework and acquiring engineering data for developing performance criteria for selected functions inherent in mechanical harvesting, 2 soliciting concept designs from industry, and 3 purchasing a mechanical systemss for control of aquatic plants. This report describes the field experiments conducted and the engineering data collected. The Limnos Mechanical Harvesting System consists of a separate cutter machine a harvester, which includes a gathering and conveyor pickup unit and a processor and two transport tank barges. Productivity of the cutter unit was evaluated separately and in conjunction with the harvester.
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