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Main Title Ecological Studies and Mathematical Modeling of 'Cladophora' in Lake Huron: 7. Model Verification and System Response.
Author Canale, Raymond P. ; Auer, Martin T. ;
CORP Author Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Dept. of Civil Engineering.;Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA-R-806600; EPA-600/J-82-353;
Stock Number PB83-238311
Additional Subjects Algae ; Ecology ; Water pollution ; Lake Huron ; Phosphorus ; Growth ; Removal ; Alums ; Mathematical models ; Sewage disposal ; Biomass ; Biological productivity ; Reprints ; Organic loading ; Standing crops
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NTIS  PB83-238311 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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This manuscript describes the verification of a calibrated mathematical model designed to predict the spatial and temporal distribution of Cladophora about a point source of nutrients. The study site was located at Harbor Beach, Michigan, on Lake Huron. The model is intended to have a widespread utility for evaluating the impact of phosphorus removal on the nuisance growth of Cladophora. Therefore, verification was attempted by implementing phosphorus removal at the study site. Phosphorus removal efficiencies at the Harbor Beach, Michigan, wastewater treatment plant averaged 80-90% following the implementation of alum precipitation. The average loading of soluble reactive phosphorus was reduced from 1.35 kg P/day in 1979 to 0.20 kg P/day in 1980. The standing crop, areal distribution, and duration of abundance of Cladophora biomass were considerably reduced in 1980. (Copyright (c) Internat. Assoc. Great Lakes Res., 1982.)