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Main Title Algal Growth and Decomposition: Effects on Water Quality, Phase II. Nutrient Regeneration, Composition, and Decomposition of Algae in Batch Culture.
Author Fore, Edward G. ; Barro, Ronald L. ;
CORP Author Kentucky Water Resources Inst., Lexington.
Year Published 1970
Report Number RR-31; DI-14-31-0001-3217; OWRR-A-023-KY; A-023-KY (3),; 03275
Stock Number PB-213 838
Additional Subjects ( Algae ; Decomposition) ; ( Nutrients ; Algae) ; ( Limnology ; Nutrients) ; Aerobic processes ; Anaerobic processes ; Primary biological productivity ; Correlations ; Lagoons(Ponds) ; Lakes ; Nitrogen ; Phosphorus ; Computer programs ; Carbohydrates ; Lipids ; Cycling nutrients ; Eutrophication ; Aeration ponds
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-213 838 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 102p
Two aquatic environments emphasized in this research, in which algal decay might occur are (1) dark aerobic characterized by the presence of oxygen, and (2) dark anaerobic characterized by the absence of oxygen. As a result of the decomposition of algal matter, nutrients are released to solution, subsequently becoming available for incorporation by other algal cells. The objective of the research was to study the extent of algal decomposition and nutrient regeneration. A correlation was found between the initial characteristics and the refractory organic fraction of algal cultures. This is important because the refractory fraction represents that portion of algal organic matter that does not significantly adversely affect the oxygen resources of surface waters under any conditions.