Accession Number:

ADA375208

Title:

Zebra Mussel Chemical Control Guide.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Report Date:

2000-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

116.0

Abstract:

Control and prevention of macrofouling caused by the freshwater zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha Pallas, is a major concern of managers of inland waterways, water treatment plants, and power generation facilities in many areas of eastern North America. The threat to structures in navigable waterways makes the issue of interest to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In North America, chemical applications to water have been the most commonly used method of zebra mussel treatment and control for internal and closed systems. Numerous organic and inorganic chemicals with toxicity to zebra mussels can provide versatile, cost-effective, and easy to implement ways to deal with established populations, and can prevent new infestations. Chemical treatments can be designed to protect whole systems very safely when use and discharge are carried out in compliance with environmental regulations. This report describes basic guidelines for the use of molluscicidal compounds that are currently registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for zebra mussel control.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Microbiology
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE