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Entrainment occurs at power plants when eggs and larvae are pulled into cooling systems and exposed to heat, physical stress, and chemicals. Most technologies for reducing entrainment are costly to implement or have unproven benefits. Researchers designed and implemented a laboratory study to examine the ability of air bubble curtains to reduce entrainment of fish […]
Garveia hydroids can rapidly grow into dense mats that reduce cooling water flow and power plant efficiency, sometimes leading to outages for cleaning. Most biocide treatments are ineffective for controlling growth. This study evaluates the effects of ozone and ultraviolet radiation on the organisms.