Accession Number : AD0651195

Title :   SEA-WATER ENVIRONMENT FOR THE MEL OCEAN PRESSURE LABORATORY, PHASE II. SEA-WATER ACQUISITION, PROCESSING, AND CONTROL OF PARAMETERS.

Descriptive Note : Research and development rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVY MARINE ENGINEERING LAB ANNAPOLIS MD

Personal Author(s) : Stanley,E. M.

Report Date : MAR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : Investigation of the different factors concerning the sea-water environment for the MEL ocean pressure facility determined that the water should be gathered by barge from Raleigh and Onslow Bay, North Carolina, or near the 100-fathom curve off the mouth of Chesapeake Bay: upon arrival at the Laboratory, the water should be filtered to remove biological life and brought to the proper salinity by addition of freshwater or concentrated natural seawater; further control of properties such as O2, CO2 can be accomplished by purging with compressed air; the environment should be monitored frequently during introduction of new seawater into the facility and during experiments to ensure uniform conditions; and the water should be renewed after each experiment or at least once a day. Finally, a proposed processing system was illustrated showing how the different equipment and procedures discussed would work in an actual system. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, *SEA WATER), ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, SAMPLING, OCEANS, PRESSURE, LABORATORIES, SALINITY, MAPS, TABLES(DATA)

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE