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Main Title Carbon and Nitrogen as Regulators of Algal Growth in Treated Sewage.
Author Fore, Edward G. ; Scoggi, Charles Reece ;
CORP Author Kentucky Water Resources Inst., Lexington.
Year Published 1972
Report Number RR-49; DI-14-31-0001-3217; OWRR-A-023-KY; 14790,; A-023-KY(2)
Stock Number PB-212 375
Additional Subjects ( Algae ; Plant growth) ; ( Water pollution ; Nutrients) ; Sewage treatment ; Carbon dioxide ; Nitrogen ; Water flow ; Kinetic theory ; Sewage ; Culture media ; pH ; Algae growth ; Sewage treatment effluent
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-212 375 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 72p
To provide information on algal growth regulators, the first phase of the investigation was a continuous flow culture study in which algae were grown under various conditions. The second phase was a batch culture study which provided means for comparing the two types of cultures (i.e., batch and continuous) and verification of some conclusions of the continuous culture study. Even in sewage effluents containing significant concentrations of both organic and inorganic carbon, algal growth was limited by availability of carbon dioxide. Where nitrogen is deficient in solution, algal succession may occur with shifts to certain blue-green forms containing atmospheric nitrogen fixing capabilities. A previously developed kinetic theory which describes algal growth as being proportional to the cellular concentration of the growth regulating nutrient was confirmed.