Faculty Advisor

Mathisen, Paul P.

Faculty Advisor

Rosbach, Derren

Abstract

The water chestnut (Trapa Natans) is an invasive aquatic weed species that poses a threat to the water quality of Coes Reservoir in Worcester, MA. Literature review and evaluation of case studies were used to show that physical removal, water-level drawdowns, herbicide treatments, and aeration with bioremediation were potential treatment options for addressing water chestnuts. By developing comparison tables to evaluate attributes for these alternatives, the analyses showed that aeration and bioremediation is an appropriate removal option for Coes Reservoir.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Department

Undergraduate Studies

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