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Main Title Aerobic decomposition of algae and nutrient regeneration /
Author Jewell, William James, ; McCart, Perry L.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
McCarty, Perry L.
CORP Author Stanford Univ., Calif. Dept. of Civil Engineering.
Publisher Stanford University,
Year Published 1968
Report Number TR-91; FWPCA-WP-1037
Stock Number PB-227 989
Subjects Algae. ; Water--Microbiology. ; Eutrophication. ; Nitrogen. ; Phosphates. ; Aerobic bacteria. ; Sewage--Purification--Biological treatment. ; Water--Bacteriology ; Bacteria, Aerobic
Additional Subjects Algae ; Decomposition ; Nutrients
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-227 989 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation xiv, 283 leaves : illustrations ; 28 cm.
This study presents definitive hypotheses for natural aerobic algal decomposition and nutrient regeneration. Emphasis is placed on the significance of the refractory organic fraction of algae in the decay and nutrient regeneration processes. Other variables considered include water chemistry, algal species, decomposers (bacteria and animals), age of algal culture, and temperature. Natural heterogeneous algal growth and decomposition were studied in a wide variety of natural waters, ranging from ocean water to mountain spring water. Also, pure algal cultures were studied in order to explain some of the complex processes occurring during algal growth and decay.
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 266-283). Microfiche.