Contribution of Internal Nutrients Loading on the Water Quality of a Reservoir
AbstractSediment plays an important role in the water quality of a lake by acting as both a nutrient source and sink. The amount of phosphorus and nitrogen in the water depends on the internal load from the sediment as well as the external load. To estimate the effects of sediment load on the water quality of a reservoir, we applied a three-dimensional hydrodynamic and transport model based on the benthic chamber experimental results at Euiam Lake, South Korea. As shown in the sensitivity analysis results, the eutrophication period could be significantly extended by a change of phosphorus flux rates from the sediments. The increased phosphorus flux from the sediments intensifies the algal growth of Euiam Lake, which could cause serious algal bloom during spring and fall. This study provides information on nutrient concentrations in the sediment of Euiam Lake, verifies the role of the sediment as a source or sink of nutrients, and evaluates the effect of sediment release of nutrients and contaminants on water quality. This research is a useful tool in determining the effects of internal load in lakes and establishing the operation guideline for sediment management in order to maintain feasible water quality for beneficial use. View Full-Text
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Lee, H.W.; Lee, Y.S.; Kim, J.; Lim, K.J.; Choi, J.H. Contribution of Internal Nutrients Loading on the Water Quality of a Reservoir. Water 2019, 11, 1409.
Lee HW, Lee YS, Kim J, Lim KJ, Choi JH. Contribution of Internal Nutrients Loading on the Water Quality of a Reservoir. Water. 2019; 11(7):1409.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lee, Hye W.; Lee, Yong S.; Kim, Jonggun; Lim, Kyoung J.; Choi, Jung H. 2019. "Contribution of Internal Nutrients Loading on the Water Quality of a Reservoir." Water 11, no. 7: 1409.
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