Measurement of Availability Rate for Total Phosphorus from River Waters.
WEST VIRGINIA UNIV MORGANTOWN DEPT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
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The general goal of the contract was to measure the availability for biological growth of the total phosphorus transported during storm events into Lake Erie. This information was required because previous investigations by the Corps of Engineers 1975 indicated that most of the total phosphorus transport into Lake Erie occurred during the high flow events which happened most frequently in the spring of the year. The general productivity of Lake Erie could then be expected to depend upon availability of this transported total phosphorus. The investigation of this availability question was divided into two parts the chemical and the biological measurements. This section of the research is concerned with biological studies, although the biological study samples were also analyzed chemically in the other part of the investigation. The biological tests as proposed in the contract were based upon previous knowledge of the weather activities in the Sandusky River basin and upon biological availability studies for lake sediments. In reality, the weather did not cooperate and the suspended materials in storm river water differed significantly from the suspended material found in lake sediments. Author
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology