O2 to the Rescue

by Richard E. Speece, Ph.D., (M.ASCE), Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN,
David Clidence, P.E., (M.ASCE), President; ECO Oxygen Technologies, LLC, Indianapolis, IN,
Larry Neal, P.E., (M.ASCE), Vice President; Amec Foster Wheeler, Kennesaw, GA,
Hope Moorer, General Manager, Navigation Programs; Georgia Ports Authority, Savannah, GA,
William Bailey, P.E., (M.ASCE), Chief, Planning Division; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah, GA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2016, Vol. 86, Issue 7, Pg. 68-73,77


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: In the absence of mitigation measures, the ongoing effort to deepen the navigation channel in Georgia’s Port of Savannah would reduce dissolved oxygen levels in the Savannah River below what is needed to sustain ecological diversity. To prevent this scenario, a series of oxygen-injection cones will be installed in two locations to add 40,000 lb of dissolved oxygen per day to the waterway.

Subject Headings: Dissolved oxygen | Navigation (waterway) | Ports and harbors | Ecosystems | Conical bodies

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