Turbine Aspiration for Oxygen Supplementation

by Donald C. Raney, Prof. of Engrg. Mechanics; The Univ. of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Environmental Engineering Division, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 2, Pg. 341-352

Document Type: Journal Paper


An experimental program in turbine aspiration has been conducted to develop techniques for improving the dissolved oxygen level of hydroelectric discharges. The program involved water tunnel modeling of aspiration systems in addition to prototype installations on existing hydroelectric facilities. Design data for aspiration systems are presented.

Subject Headings: Turbines | Oxygen | Dissolved oxygen | Hydro power | Hydrologic models | Water tunnels | Tunnels | Existing buildings

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