Will artificial monolayers adversely affect water quality? Insights from twelve months of monitoring with no monolayer

Pittaway, Pam (2010) Will artificial monolayers adversely affect water quality? Insights from twelve months of monitoring with no monolayer. In: 2nd Urban Water Security Research Alliance Science Forum and Stakeholder Engagement, 28-29 Sept 2010, Brisbane, Australia.

Abstract

Evaporative loss from water storages can be reduced by applying an artificial monolayer to the surface, but municipal water managers are concerned about the impact on potable water quality. A study has been undertaken over the last year on a 16 ha irrigation storage in the Lockyer Valley to characterise key water quality parameters prior to the application of an artificial monolayer. Analyses of water sampled every two weeks from the air/water interface and the subsurface have been interpreted in the context of climatic data recorded at the site. Preliminary results indicate that the natural storage dynamics associated with algal blooms, wind and rainfall may have more of an impact on water quality than the application of an artificial monolayer.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. 2011 CSIRO. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright restrictions.
Depositing User: Dr Pamela Pittaway
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2010 12:13
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: air-water interface, microlayer, monolayer, water quality
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050206 Environmental Monitoring
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960506 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/9022

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