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Main Title Photosynthetic Reaeration in the Upper Passaic River.
Author Hunte, Joseph V. ; Tuffe, Thomas J. ;
CORP Author Rutgers - The State Univ., New Brunswick, N.J. Water Resources Research Inst.
Year Published 1972
Report Number DI-14-01-0001-1526; OWRR-B-010-NJ; 05981,; B-010-NJ(1)
Stock Number PB-207 620
Additional Subjects ( Lymnology ; Photosynthesis) ; ( Rivers ; Photosynthesis) ; Aeration ; Dissolved gases ; Diurnal variations ; Seasonal variations ; Air ; Nutrients ; New Jersey ; Passaic River ; Eutrophication
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-207 620 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 39p
Investigations of photosynthesis were conducted upon a small polluted river, the Passaic River in New Jersey, including effects upon the general oxygen regimen of the river. Data obtained showed variation of photosynthetic oxygen with water depth, time of day, and with the seasons. Attempts were made to develop a method of mathematically modelling net photosynthesis effect based on water quality and environmental characteristics; but results were not sufficiently satisfactory to be definitive. A comparison of oxygenation effects due to photosynthesis and the natural atmospheric reaeration, respectively, showed that photosynthesis contributed about 20% of the total oxygen added; the proportion being independent of the stream discharge. Moreover, if the dissolved oxygen concentration of the river were at a higher level, this proportion would rise. Nutrient levels in the water were high, the phosphate levels in particular were many times that necessary to maintain algae growth. (Author)