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Foam on surface waters

Description

Surface waters contain surface-active agents or surfactants that lessen the surface tension of waters. Diminished surface tension allows air bubble to persist at the water’s surface. Vigorous mixing of surface water generates bubbles that build up as foam.

Tags
blue-green algae cyanobacteria organic compounds surface waters surfactants water quality

Title and publication information

Type
Fact Sheet
Extent

3 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Environment (1971-1992,1999-2011)

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Environment

Resource Dates

Date Created

2006-08-24

Date Added

2018-06-27T17:47:26.550222

Date Modified

2006-08-24

Date Issued

2006-08-24

Audience information

Identifiers

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Alberta Environment and Parks