Water environment improvement in an organically polluted closed water body by artificial water surface cooling

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Abstract

This study focused on water-surface cooling and cool-water-mass downwelling processes to restore the aquatic environment in an organically polluted reservoir. This study was aimed at acquiring fundamental knowledge concerning the improvement of the aquatic environment using two experimental scenarios. First, we measured the impacts of cold-water supply on the physical and biochemical dynamics of water quality in the thermally stratified water column; algae growth was suppressed through limited photosynthesis induced by a low water temperature and poor oxygenation at the lowest depth with high nutrients. Second, the effectiveness of the proposed technique to improve the actual reservoir was estimated via scenario analyses using a vertical one-dimensional water-quality-dynamics model that considered thermal convection stemming from water-surface cooling, resulting in the suppression of both algae overgrowth in the hypolimnion as well as long-term anoxification of the epilimnion. The findings of this study indicate that artificial water-surface cooling for conservation and restoration in an organically polluted closed water body was effective.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event22nd Congress of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research-Asia Pacific Division: Creating Resilience to Water-Related Challenges, IAHR-APD 2020 - Sapporo, Virtual, Japan
Duration: Sep 14 2020Sep 17 2020

Conference

Conference22nd Congress of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research-Asia Pacific Division: Creating Resilience to Water-Related Challenges, IAHR-APD 2020
Country/TerritoryJapan
CitySapporo, Virtual
Period9/14/209/17/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology
  • Environmental Engineering

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