Phosphorus in Fresh Water and the Marine Environment - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080176970, 9781483147260

Phosphorus in Fresh Water and the Marine Environment

1st Edition

Progress in Water Technology

Editors: S. H. Jenkins K. J. Ives
eBook ISBN: 9781483147260
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1973
Page Count: 360
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Phosphorus in Fresh Water and the Marine Environment investigates sources of phosphorus in fresh water and the marine environment and the problems it causes. The importance of phosphate precipitation as an inbuilt safety device against overproduction of algae in the oceans is discussed, along with the deposition and absorption of phosphates in sediments. The source of the phosphorus in lakes and rivers is considered in relation to population density and distribution. This book is comprised of 26 chapters and begins with a discussion on natural phosphate sources in relation to phosphate budgets, paying particular attention to eutrophication and soil erosion. The significance of man-made sources of phosphorus, such as fertilizers and farming, detergents and sewage, is then examined. Subsequent chapters focus on the role of phosphorus in the growth of plants and animals in rivers, lakes, and the sea; the hydrogeochemical cycling of phosphorus; phosphorus analysis in sea water; and safety evaluation of substitutes for phosphates in detergents. The microbiology of an activated sludge wastewater treatment plant chemically treated for phosphorus removal is also explored. This monograph will be of interest to policymakers concerned with water pollution control.

Table of Contents

Chairman's Opening Remarks

Organizing Committee

Natural Phosphate Sources in Relation to Phosphate Budgets: A Contribution to the Understanding of Eutrophication

Significance of Man-Made Sources of Phosphorus: Fertilizers and Farming. The Phosphorus Involved in Agricultural Systems and Possibilities of Its Movement into Natural Water

The Significance of Man-Made Sources of Phosphorus: Detergents and Sewage

Phosphates in Sewage and Sewage Treatment

Phosphorus in Industrial Water

Phosphorus in Primary Aquatic Plants

Phosphorus in Marine Zooplankton

Role of Phosphorus in Eutrophication and Diffuse Source Control

Significance of Phosphorus in Lakes and Coastal Water Sediments and Benthos

The Acceleration of the Hydrogeochemical Cycling of Phosphorus

Phosphorus in Chemical and Physical Treatment Processes

The Role of Phosphorus in the Growth of Cladophora

Eutrophication and Lough Neagh

Stimulation of Phytoplankton Growth by Mixtures of Phosphate, Nitrate and Organic Chelators

Soil and Fertilizer Phosphorus in the Irish Ecosystem

Treatment in Municipal Plants: Innovations for Removal of Phosphorus

Chemical Pretreatment before Biological Treatment in Sewage Plants

A New Method of Removing Phosphorus to Produce a Ready Fertilizer

Experience with Algal Blooms and the Removal of Phosphorus from Sewage

Environmental Impact of Detergent Builders in California Waters

An Improved Method of Phosphorus Analysis in Sea Water

Problems in the Analysis of Phosphorus Compounds

Safety Evaluation of Substitutes for Phosphates in Detergents

Soluble Phosphate Removal in the Activated Sludge Process

The Microbiology of an Activated Sludge Waste-Water Treatment Plant Chemically Treated for Phosphorus Removal

Efficient Biological Waste-Water Purification is a Precondition for Chemical Phosphate Removal


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