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Main Title Algal-availability of Particulate Phosphorus from Diffuse and Point Sources in the Lower Great Lakes Basin.
Author Young, T. C. ; DePinto, J. V. ;
CORP Author Clarkson Coll. of Technology, Potsdam, NY. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering.;Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN.
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA-R-807155 ;EPA-R-806817; EPA-600/J-82-349;
Stock Number PB83-238261
Additional Subjects Algae ; Phosphorus ; Water pollution control ; Great Lakes ; Soil erosion ; Waste water ; Bioassay ; Mathematical models ; Reprints ; Point sources
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-238261 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 11p
Control of phytoplankton production in the Great Lakes can be achieved most efficiently by limiting inputs of biologically available P. The authors report the results of studies performed to characterize the chemical forms and availability to particulate P in wastewater and tributaries which enter the lower lakes, the eroding bluffs which border Lake Erie, and bottom samples from the near-shore of western Lake Erie. Rates of release of available P were estimated from a simple first-order model of the process, as observed during algal bioassays. Available P in wastewater samples, as a fraction of total particulate P, was affected minimally by wastewater treatment, including chemical precipitation and filtration; it correlated well with levels of total particulate P.