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Title: Eutrophication management via iron-phosphorus binding
Authors: Martinez-Guerra, Edith, 1989-
Gurtowski, Luke A.
Jung, Carina M.
Keywords: Algal blooms
Iron compounds
Nutrient pollution of water
Water quality
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/EL TR-20-6
Abstract: The presence of phosphorus (P) in excessive quantities can lead to undesired conditions, such as cyanobacterial/algal bloom. The over-enriched hypertrophic conditions or the excess amounts of nutrients (nitrogen and P, P being the primary nutrient of concern) are the major cause of harmful cyanobacterial blooms, which can be toxic and can also lead to oxygen depletion and anoxic respiration (hypoxia) in the hypolimnion. The presence of iron compounds has been shown to bind phosphorus and diminish harmful algal blooms. Therefore, an iron-plates-packed reactor has been designed to reduce P in surface water. This cost-effective and easy-to-install system has shown promising results in phosphorus reduction.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/EL TR-20-6
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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