Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/314228
Title:
Evaporation Reduction Investigations on Small Reservoirs
Author:
Resnick, Sol D.; Cluff, C. Brent
Affiliation:
Institute of Water Utilization, University of Arizona; Institute of Water Utilization, University of Arizona
Issue Date:
May-1963
Description:
A paper to be presented at the American Society of Civil Engineers Second Water Resources Engineering Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 13, 1963.
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/314228
Abstract:
Water is a vital commodity in the West and especially in the South -west. Yet approximately 23.6 million acre-feet of water is estimated to be lost by evaporation from water surfaces in the seventeen Western States. Of this amount, it has been estimated that approximately 3.4 million acre-feet is lost from small reservoirs (7). A promising method of conserving part of this water is through the suppression of evaporation by means of monomolecular films of long-chain fatty alcohols, such a hexadecanol (C-16) and octadecanol (C-18), spread on the water surface. Films of these materials are not toxic to animals or plants, and they offer no appreciable resistance to oxygen or carbon dioxide diffusion.
Language:
en_US

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dc.contributor.authorResnick, Sol D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCluff, C. Brenten_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-19T02:38:13Z-
dc.date.available2014-03-19T02:38:13Z-
dc.date.issued1963-05-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/314228-
dc.descriptionA paper to be presented at the American Society of Civil Engineers Second Water Resources Engineering Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 13, 1963.en_US
dc.description.abstractWater is a vital commodity in the West and especially in the South -west. Yet approximately 23.6 million acre-feet of water is estimated to be lost by evaporation from water surfaces in the seventeen Western States. Of this amount, it has been estimated that approximately 3.4 million acre-feet is lost from small reservoirs (7). A promising method of conserving part of this water is through the suppression of evaporation by means of monomolecular films of long-chain fatty alcohols, such a hexadecanol (C-16) and octadecanol (C-18), spread on the water surface. Films of these materials are not toxic to animals or plants, and they offer no appreciable resistance to oxygen or carbon dioxide diffusion.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.sourceWater Resources Research Center. The University of Arizona.en_US
dc.titleEvaporation Reduction Investigations on Small Reservoirsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute of Water Utilization, University of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute of Water Utilization, University of Arizonaen_US
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