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Modernization of Trashrack Raking Systems to Manage Quagga Mussel Settlement

Project ID: 2675
Principal Investigator: Bryan Heiner
Research Topic: Invasive Species
Priority Area Assignments: 2011 (Zebra and Quagga Mussels), 2012 (Zebra and Quagga Mussels), 2013 (Zebra and Quagga Mussels)
Funded Fiscal Years: 2011, 2012 and 2013
Keywords: None

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Bureau of Reclamation Review

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Integration of High Pressure Jets & Automated Trash Rack Cleaner for Mussel Removal PAP-1080 (final, PDF, 2.0MB)
By Bryan Heiner
Report completed on December 18, 2013

This report investigates the feasibility of combining automatic trashrack cleaners with high-pressure water jets to remove and prevent mussel fouling by considering these questions:
1. Can high-pressure water jets be used to remove mussels from surfaces they have attached to, and if so, what pressure is required to remove them?
2. If removal is possible, how can high-pressure water jets and automatic trashrack cleaners be combined to remove mussel fouling?
Keywords: trashrack, pressure wash, jets, cleaner

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