Accession Number:

ADA422495

Title:

An Experiment in Preventing Zebra Mussel Settlement Using Electro-Expulsive Separation Technology

Descriptive Note:

Special rept.

Corporate Author:

ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER HANOVER NH COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB

Report Date:

2003-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

The authors attempted to evaluate the effectiveness of an electromechanical method to prevent nuisance infestation by aquatic zebra mussels. A prototype electro-expulsive separation system was constructed, installed at a field site, and monitored during the 2002 summer and fall seasons. Data collected during the program were limited by system failures and an unexplained general lack of mussel infestation at the test site. However, such a system is highly efficient to operate, and may be effective in controlling mussel infestation. Data on system operational cost are presented, but additional testing is needed to verify system effectiveness. Because of lack of funding, follow-on work could not be conducted at this time.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE