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dc.contributor.convenorEngineers Australiaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchouten, Peteren_US
dc.contributor.authorPalada, Carlosen_US
dc.contributor.authorLemckert, Charlesen_US
dc.contributor.authorSunartio, D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSolomon, D.en_US
dc.contributor.editorEric M. Valentineen_US
dc.description.abstractDrought, along with water wastage has been a serious issue facing the Australian population, in particular communities in regional areas. In response to this, several new chemical film monolayers have been developed by the Cooperative Research Centre for Polymers to reduce the effect of evaporation in both agricultural and public water reserves. The influence of waves and wind on the ability of these particular prototype monolayers to reduce evaporation has not been quantified. The research presented in this manuscript has begun to solve this issue by implementing a testing regime using a wave basin located in an atmospherically controlled enclosure (constant temperature and capable of simulating wind on the water surface). Preliminary results have found that the application of moderate capillary waves generated by surface wind action has a quantifiably smaller detrimental influence on the performance of the prototype monolayers in comparison to widely used octadecanol-based formulations and could provide a better defence against evaporation compared to other chemical films currently available to the public.en_US
dc.publisher.placeBrisbane, Australiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameIAHR 34th World Congress : Balance and Uncertainty: Water in a Changing Worlden_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleProceedings of the 34th IAHR World Congress 33rd Hydrology & Water Resources Symposium 10th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineeringen_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationBrisbane, Australiaen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Managementen_US
dc.titleAnalysis of Chemical Film Monolayers under Wind and Wave Conditionsen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Engineeringen_US
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