Biofilm Growth and Hydraulic Performance

by Brain Butterworth,


Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1981, Vol. 107, Issue 5, Pg. 629-631


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Rheidol is a 56-MW hydroelectric station operated by the Central Electricity Generating Board (of England) in mid Wales. Both the low-pressure NANT-Y-MQCH to DINAS and the higher-pressure DINAS to CWM RHEIDOL tunnels have suffered biofouling and its attendant loss of hydraulic performance.

Subject Headings: Hydraulics | Biofilm | Tunnels | Electric power | Fouling | Hydro power | United Kingdom | Europe | England | Wales

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