Internal Technical Report, Geothermal Wetland Research Test Plan for FY-1962

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Results from the FY-81 research confirmed earlier findings that aquatic plants can accumulate elements from geothermal water. productivity results for cattail and bulrush were promising considering the fact that FY-81 was the first year for the outdoor system, and that the wetland was not planted until June. Objectives of the FY-82 research will be to determine productivity and water purification values for a full growing season. These objectives will be accomplished by: (1) using a mass balance approach to evaluate the movement of chemicals within and through the geothermal wetland system; (2) determining biomass production rates using the permanent reference ... continued below

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Breckenridge, R.P. & Pryfogle, P.A. June 1, 1981.

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Results from the FY-81 research confirmed earlier findings that aquatic plants can accumulate elements from geothermal water. productivity results for cattail and bulrush were promising considering the fact that FY-81 was the first year for the outdoor system, and that the wetland was not planted until June. Objectives of the FY-82 research will be to determine productivity and water purification values for a full growing season. These objectives will be accomplished by: (1) using a mass balance approach to evaluate the movement of chemicals within and through the geothermal wetland system; (2) determining biomass production rates using the permanent reference quadrat (standing crop) technique; (3) determining the effect of retention time on water quality; (4) determining accumulation factors for the plants grown in the geothermal water; and (5) evaluating the algae at Raft River for its potential as a bioaccumulator, biomass producer, and feedstock for energy conversion.

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  • Report No.: SD-E-82-004
  • Report No.: EGG/ITR-81-01
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  • DOI: 10.2172/896034 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 896034
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc888433

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Breckenridge, R.P. & Pryfogle, P.A. Internal Technical Report, Geothermal Wetland Research Test Plan for FY-1962, report, June 1, 1981; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc888433/: accessed September 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.