Enhancing Reservoir Management Through the Use of Mechanical Evaporation Reduction Techniques

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Title Enhancing Reservoir Management Through the Use of Mechanical Evaporation Reduction Techniques
Author Helfer, Fernanda; Zhang, Hong; Lemckert, Charles James
Publication Title 2009 SSEE International Conference – Solutions for a Sustainable Planet
Editor Dr Gavin M. Mudd
Year Published 2009
Place of publication Barton, ACT
Publisher Society for Sustainability and Environmental Engineering
Abstract Large drinking water storage reservoirs are a critical component for the supply of quality water. With a growing population and limited resources water managers are required to seek efficient and effective methods to ensure a secure and adequate water supply. It is certainly evident that it is becoming difficult to secure and develop new dam sites (both on environmental and engineering grounds) and that new sources of fresh water (such as desalination) are costly and not environmentally sensitive. In south east Queensland up to 1/3 of freshwater is lost through evaporation, so it seems sensible to seek solutions to reduce such losses in a sustainable manner. This paper will examine three different evaporation reduction techniques – hard covers (eg. floating barriers), destratification and wind reduction devices (eg. windbreaks). A simple onedimensional model was adapted to investigate the effectiveness of each technique for large storages. It was found that each of the techniques has it limitations for large storages, but that it appears the application of hard covers is the most efficient solution.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.sustaintheplanet09.com/
Conference name 2009 SSEE International Conference – Solutions for a Sustainable Planet
Location Melbourne
Date From 2009-11-22
Date To 2009-11-24
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/31806
Date Accessioned 2010-01-15
Date Available 2010-08-13T07:22:40Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Management
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Water Resources Engineering
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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