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Main Title Sorption of soluble phosphates by freshwater sediments in the Hudson River Basin, Michigan
Author Lincoln, James.
CORP Author Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti. Center for Aquatic Biology.
Publisher Eastern Michigan University,
Year Published 1971
Report Number DI-14-31-0001-3222; OWRR-A-045-MICH; 12067,; A-045-MICH(1)
Stock Number PB-202 582
Additional Subjects Phosphates ; ( Water pollution ; Phosphates) ; ( Sediments ; Phosphates) ; ( Michigan ; Water pollution) ; Sewage ; Suspended sediments ; Adsorption ; Chemical equilibrium ; Sampling ; Particle size ; Rivers ; Clays ; Aquatic biology ; Nutrients ; Oozes ; Limnology ; Eutrophication ; Huron River
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NTIS  PB-202 582 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Analyses of sediment and water samples collected down stream from phosphate sources disclosed a removal of phosphates by both sediments and suspended inorganic materials. The phosphates are recycled by bacteria, aquatic plants, and stream degradation. The discharge of sewage and industrial refuse in the lower Huron River increased phosphate content in both water and sediments. The development of algal slimes was paralleled by a reduction in the diversity of aquatic organisms, and in some instances climaxed in the formation of mud-ooze sediments that support only limited benthos. Fixation of phosphorus by ashed sediments is the only method removing phosphates from waste waters.
Sponsored by U.S. Dept. of the Interior ... under Project No. A-045-Mich. Project completion report July 1 - February 1, 1971.