Title: Some Problems on Which Basic Research is Needed
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Title: Some Problems on Which Basic Research is Needed
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Publisher: State of Florida - Executive Dept. - Tallahassee
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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Abstract: Richard Hamann's Collection Some Problems on Which Basic Research is Needed
General Note: Box 12, Folder 1 ( Materials and Reports on Florida's Water Resources - 1945 - 1957 ), Item 9
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Bibliographic ID: WL00002895
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
Holding Location: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
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SOHE PROBLEMS ON WHICH BASIC RESEARCH IS NEEDED

Collctioon- of lo tim basic data on

(a) Delineation of recharge areas and tracing underground water

flowo

(b) Evaporation and evapo-transpiration. Effect of cover, soil

type, temperature and other variables.
(c) The hydrology of Florida. Collection and publication of a

comprehensive aet of vell logs for various areas of the State.

(d) Salt-water intrusion in Florida. (Continuation of published

studies.)

(e) Rainfall runoff relationships in Florida.

Quality and treatment.

(a) The chemical quality of surface and ground waters* (Contin-

uation of published studies.)
(b) Hourly, daily and seasonal variations in chemical quality of

streams most likely to be used by our industries.

(c) New and improved methods of water analysis.

(d) The connate brines of Florida and their potential industrial

value.

(e) Hydrogen sulfide in Florida ground waters.
(f) Geo-chemistry of Florida waters.

(g) Determination of trace elements in surface and ground waters.

(h) Lianological studies of lakes and streams.

(i) Surface and ground water pollution studies,

(3) Effect of dissolved solids in irrigation waters on plant life
and crop growth.











Other specialized problems.
(a) The preparation of fresh water from sea water or saline brines.
(Continuation of research in progress. Federally sponsored.
$22,100 for 195L-55.)
(b) Removal of fluoride ion from water by selective ion exchange.
(Continuation of present work. Federally sponsored. $5,fo00
for I95%-55 and 1955-56.)
(o) Deteradne costs of building and operating two-way (drainage-
irrigation) water control systems.
(d) Establish experimental production function for water and water-
fertilizer combinations in raising fruits, vegetables, pasture
plants and other crops.

(e) New or improved methods of water treatment.
(f) Variables affecting the carrying capacity of water iains in
Florida.

(g) Application of cathodic protection of metal surfaces under
Florida conditions*
(h) Methods for eradicating or controlling the growth of the water
byacinth.
(i) Protective coatings for water works structures.
(j) Cha ical aspects of the problem of the Red Tide.




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