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The Aeration Demonstration Project will test whether using U-Tube technology to provide 10,000 pounds per day
of oxygen to the DWSC will have an appreciable effect on low dissolved oxygen levels. U-Tube technology promises
to efficiently inject enough oxygen into the Deep Water Ship Channel (DWSC) to offset the dissolved oxygen deficit.
The project will be performed over a two year period to test the effectiveness of the U-Tube system and assess various
operational parameters for the technology. The demonstration project will also allow for the examination of other,
possibly unintended consequences of large-scale aeration prior to using this technology on a more permanent basis.