Evaporation, Temperature and Water Quality Impacts for AquaArmourTM Floating Pods

Symes, Troy and Pittaway, Pam and Schmidt, Erik (2009) Evaporation, Temperature and Water Quality Impacts for AquaArmourTM Floating Pods. Project Report. University of Southern Queensland , Toowoomba, Australia. [Report]


Abstract

AquaArmourTM is a floating system of hollow hexagonal pods constructed from High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and arranged into a free-form floating lattice to mitigate the losses through evaporation from open water storages. The pods are self-anchoring by design in which water is allowed to enter the hollow portion of the pod through vents at the centre of each face, top and bottom. Water captured in the pod provides a ‘water ballast’ to anchor the pods in place and reportedly resist against lifting in high winds.

AquaArmourTM pods incorporate flotation chambers at six points around their outer edge and thus eliminates the need for suspension systems to maintain the pods on the surface of the water.

AquaArmourTM pods do not restrict the inflow of rainfall and overland run off to water storages. A further expected advantage of the AquaArmourTM pods is a wave calming benefit that may greatly reduce bank erosion in man-made and natural water bodies.


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Item Type: Report (Project Report)
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Report #1003113/1.
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Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2022 06:50
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2022 09:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: evaporation, mitigation, water saving, water storage
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4011 Environmental engineering > 401199 Environmental engineering not elsewhere classified
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4199 Other environmental sciences > 419999 Other environmental sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1803 Fresh, ground and surface water systems and management > 180308 Surface water quantification, allocation and impact of depletion
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/47504

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