Aeration of lakes and reservoirs has been used for a number of years as a method of improving water quality. Aeration can be used for improvement of drinking water supplies, providing enhanced fisheries habitat and treatment of symptoms of eutrophication. Aeration can be arbitrarily divided into two basic categories. Destratification systems, as the name implies, use compressed air to cause vertical water movement and mixing of the lake water column. Hypolimnetic systems add oxygen to the lake without destroying the thermal stratification. Each type is appropriate in particular situations. The largest portion of this report is a bibliography listing journal articles and reports that document experiences with aeration projects.
Nordin R.N., Mckean C.J.P.. 1982. Review of Lake Aeration as a Technique for Water Quality Improvement. BC Ministry of Environment
Keywords: review, lake aeration, technique, water quality, improvement
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