O hio U niversity's
Z ebra M ussel C ontrol
Derived from the projects funded by the National/Ohio Sea
Grant Programs, US Army Corps of Engineers, and Lake Erie Protection Funds,
Zebra Mussel Control Apparatus
• Zebra mussel
control apparatus picture
Follow the above link to see a picture of the
zebra mussel control apparatus,
installed at the Avon Lake, Ohio, Water Filtration
Plant. The plant draws water
from Lake Erie, a body of water that has been
profoundly effected by mussels.
The apparatus was first installed in July, 1996, and
is currently being improved
via additional controls and safety features.
• Prof. Tiao
J. Chang's home page
Dr. Terry Chang developed the zebra mussel control
apparatus. He has been awarded three US patents for the device and continues
to direct its development.
Dr. Chang's other research interests include
stochastic hydrology and use of GIS in drought forecasting and water
• Tim Bartrand's home page
Tim is a graduate student at Ohio University. He
runs the apparatus and is developing a model for oxygen removal in the
device. Tim is a co-inventor of one of the three Ohio University’s zebra
mussel control patents.
is a technician for engineering and technology at Ohio University and has fabricated
most of the apparatus' parts as well as provided many suggestions for
improvement. When not working at Ohio University Jim runs a farm in Nelsonville
• Mark Hoover's home page
Mark is an OU graduate student. He did some of
the early testing of the ZM control apparatus and finished his researching
water quality conditions in Lake Erie and the conditions under which zebra mussels
O hio U niversity's Z ebra
M ussel H abitat A nalysis
Where on Lake Erie are conditions most favorable to zebra mussel growth? Mark
Hoover, under the direction of Dr. Chang, has used water quality data and a
geographic information system to identify regions most hospitable to zebra
mussel growth. Watch for changes in the above map of Lake Erie as the
Z ebra M ussel L inks
• Great Lakes Information Network Zebra Mussel Page
A short description of the
zebra mussel's checkered history in the great lakes and a number of links.
The Great Lakes Information Network serves a cooperative group of
government and private agencies and organizations.
The Ohio Sea Grant Program Zebra Mussel Page
history of zebra mussels in the great lakes region, their control, the extent
of their inundation of the region and a listing of the conditions under which
they thrive. The Seagrants program funds university work on great lakes
problems, including the funding of Ohio University's zebra mussel control
For more information, e-mail Dr. T Chang at
page last updated on 26, March 1997.
by Tim Bartrand