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Main Title Components of Oxygenation in Flowing Streams.
Author Stay, Jr, Francis S. ; Duffe, William R. ; DePrate, Billy L. ; Keele, Jack W. ;
CORP Author Robert S. Kerr Water Research Center, Ada, Okla.
Year Published 1967
Report Number 03235,; 16050-04/67
Stock Number PB-205 826
Additional Subjects ( Water quality ; Aeration) ; ( Stream pollution ; Aeration) ; Limnology ; Oxygen ; Dissolved gases ; Laboratory equipment ; Water pollution ; Photosynthesis ; Air water interactions ; Diffusion ; Diurnal variations ; Climatology ; Benthos ; Oklahoma ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-205 826 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 30p
The theory of waste assimilation in flowing streams has long been understood and, in a few cases, the application of theory has been made. A basic need in this field lies in the understanding of the behavior of the various components of reaeration and how these differ according to stream type and prevailing climatological conditions. A method is presented which can be used to separate and measure the components of reaeration in flowing waters. Plastic chambers are used to separate the effects of photosynthesis, diffusion, and respiration on the oxygen balance of a stream's regimen and further separate these parameters according to the benthos and organisms which are free-floating. Dissolved oxygen measurements were made in conjunction with supporting information such as atmospheric pressure, temperature, stream velocity profile, light intensity, and the percent of light transmittance to the benthos.