STP986

    Safety Aspects Concerning the Operation of Oxygen Aeration Plants in Public Waters

    Published: Jan 1988


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    Abstract

    Pure oxygen aeration is a method of recharging oxygen-depleted waters. Under some circumstances, however, oxygen can escape at the surface of the water. This release may result in a dangerous, oxygen-enriched atmosphere. Procedures for calculating oxygen concentrations and the results for certain cases are given.

    If there is a wind of 1 m/s or more, the oxygen enrichment does not exceed 22.8 vol% O2 at distances of 2 m or more from the source. Under conditions of dead calm, however, oxygen enrichment increases steadily with time. A safety philosophy for avoiding any dangerous oxygen emission is explained as applied at the Teltow Canal in West Berlin.

    Keywords:

    oxygen aeration plant, oxygen dispersion, oxygen enrichment, safety measurements


    Author Information:

    Binder, C
    Research chemist, laboratory leader, mechanical engineer, and chemotechnical assistant, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Berlin,

    Wegener, W
    Research chemist, laboratory leader, mechanical engineer, and chemotechnical assistant, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Berlin,

    Hengstenberg, P
    Research chemist, laboratory leader, mechanical engineer, and chemotechnical assistant, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Berlin,

    Wartenberg, G
    Research chemist, laboratory leader, mechanical engineer, and chemotechnical assistant, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Berlin,


    Paper ID: STP26763S

    Committee/Subcommittee: G04.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP26763S


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