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Re: Nettles clogging strainer

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Originally Posted by RichH View Post

Not to worry however, as the infamous zebra mussels are now in the lower Susquehanna basin and the problems that they will cause in the brackish Upper Chesapeake will completely make sucked-up nettles seem like a 'privilege'.
We get zebra mussels on the West coast too.. we have a nearby powerplant that uses seawater for cooling their condensors on the generator steam turbines. The mussels love the warm environment in the condensor and it's a huge issue. They heavily chlorinate the cooling water at the intake, but then have to neutralize it with SO2 before it's discharged back into the sea.

Maybe that's your solution, Harbin Get yourself a wee chemical treatment plant on board...

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