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Main Title Study of Phosphate Induced Algal Growth in Order to Suppress or Eliminate this Phenomenon.
Author Vanderborg, N. E. ; Buyer, A. G. ;
CORP Author New Mexico State Univ., University Park. Water Resources Research Inst.
Year Published 1972
Report Number WRRI-RR-003; OWRR-A-035-NMEX; 13992,; A-035-NMEX(1)
Stock Number PB-212 026
Additional Subjects ( Water pollution ; Nutrients) ; ( Inorganic phosphates ; Algae) ; ( Algae ; Nutrients) ; Growth ; Aquatic plants ; Absorption(Biology) ; Metabolism ; Phosphorus isotopes ; Labeled substances ; Chlorella ; Oxygen ; Carbon dioxide ; Water pollution effects(Plants) ; Eutrophication ; Tracer studies ; Water pollution control
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-212 026 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 38p
The kinetics of the radioactive isotope P32 uptake by the fresh water algae, chlorella, were investigated in soil-water cultures, natural systems, and synthetic culture media. Laboratory investigations were conducted at pH values of 4, 7 and 10, at a constant temperature 20 plus or minus 2C. Tagging was done at a rate sufficient to produce an activity of 0.03 microcuries/gram. The uptake of the isotope was monitored as a function of time. The data indicated that algal systems only utilize phosphorus in the orthophosphate form. Phosphorus exchange rates with soil and information about degradation pathways are included. Two experiments, one with an oxygen rich environment and the second with a carbon dioxide rich environment, were carried out.